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Bob Bennett
Album: The View From Here
Track: We Were The Kings

We Were The Kings Lyrics

Bob Bennett
© 2002 Bright Avenue Songs (ASCAP)

They found my best friend in the yard today
Hedge clippers and a heart attack
I dropped the telephone and I said no way
But then I caught the first plane back
Everything was smaller than I remember
The houses and yards all pushed up together
All up and down our old street I could see
The ruined castles of our royalty

Escaping prisoners, we were college bound
They'll never bring us back alive
Passed the city limits without slowing down
He'd navigate and I would drive
All night to Vegas, stayed out late, got up early
In a week we were rich, dating showgirls named Shirley
Homesick and sick of home -- it made no sense
'Cause there didn't seem to be much difference

You think you leave a place
But it never really goes away
It haunts you in the night
And wraps around your DNA
Just when you think you won't get caught
You find it's you that can't let go
Of everything that you've been taught
There's no forgetting what you think you know

Every few years, he'd make another kid
With his first and final wife
I tried a couple times, but I never did
Manage to build that kind of life
He worked in aerospace 'til the day that he retired
I worked at every kind of job 'til the day I got fired
We traded Christmas cards and birthday calls
He climbed the ladder while I climbed the walls

You think you get away so clean
Until the moment that you find
Memories stick like bubble gum
Under your shoe and in your mind
You can walk the whole world round your heart
But you can never find the way
To where the ending meets the start
I'll never live to see a sadder day

(No way, there's just no way)

It was so real, I had a dream
We were both dressed as superman on Halloween
He had a Snickers bar, he took a bite
He did not know that it was kryptonite
He said "I gotta go now, trick or treat,
Long live the King of Summer Street,
Long live the King of Summer Street"

We were the kings of everything
All we'd survey, everyone we'd meet
Just him and me ...
We were the kings of summer street
We were the kings of summer street
We were the kings ...

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