Not As I Was

Not As I Was

Wes Tillett

 

I was born a restless son

Soon as I walked I learned to run

I would hear that distant train

Calling out across the plain

 

Should’ve known that I would roam

Should’ve known that I’d come home

Should’ve stayed with my first love

Should’ve played it as I was

 

Now when I was about fifteen

I set my mind to worlds unseen

I knew I’d fly just as fast

And far away as I could last

 

Should’ve known that I would roam

Should’ve known that I’d come home

Should’ve stayed with my first love

Should’ve played it as I was

 

In my travels I have seen

Some things I wish could never be

And now I can’t go close my eyes

And say that everything’s alright

 

Should’ve known that I would roam

Should’ve known that I’d come home

Should’ve stayed with my first love

Should’ve played it as I was

 

Should’ve known that my first love

Would take me back but take some blood

Should’ve seen my innocence

Was such a gift, was such a bliss

 

Should’ve known that I must roam

Until I find that final home

‘Cause now I can’t ever return

Those years are spent, those bridges burned

 

So I roam

‘Till I’m home

As I am

Not as I was