Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – I Just Came Home To Count The Memories Lyrics

 

I Just Came Home To Count The Memories Lyrics by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

 

I saw roses choking in the grass
Flicking pain in a broken window pane
The mail box barely standing by the driveway
And I can almost dream the name

The swing set and forgotten toys
Where little girls and boys played happy games
Everything I ever cared about is gone now
But the memories still remain

And the old man from the house across the street
Asked, “How’s it going?”
And I said, “Fine”
The expression on his face would make you think
He could almost read my mind
And that Johnson boy from down the road
Was asking if the kids could come and play
Lord, I wish I could have told him yes
But I just said, “I guess, Son, not today”

Just came home to count the memories
I’ve been counting in my mind
Just came home to count the memories
Of a better day in time

And all the birds that sang such pretty songs
Aren’t singing like they did when we were here
‘Cause there’s no happiness in news that gives somebody
That isn’t close enough to care

So I picked a ragged daisy from this hole in the corner of the yard
He love me, he loves me not
No, I don’t have to wonder anymore

Just came home to count the memories
I’ve been counting in my mind
Just came home to count the memories
Of a better day in time
Just came home to count the memories
Guess it’s time to say goodbye