He’s back, our old dear friend
The crack, of her whip won’t be heard again
And so now we’ll sing, sing to him
For what he has been through

Back to where it all began
Back to where we used to stand
Back to the boys, the benders all again
Back to drinking with his friends
Back to forgetting, to ring them back
Back to laughing all about that
Back to taking your pride right off her shelf
Back to doing it yourself

When we’re together, we’re still now, still alone
Your woman is who you’re with calling you on the phone
Excuses broad, excuses you use to ease your mind
It didn’t take long, it didn’t take long, to steal your mind

I remember when, in ’82, when we were half of ten
You didn’t care about the pair, you were fair, now do it again
And now you’re caught, now your mind has all forgot
She’s packed your bags, you’re on the boat, I’m watching from the dock

As the rope gets tighter, as the rope takes another pull
I see your breath get shorter, no more breath and now you fall
Long since, long since the decision has been yours
It makes no sense, the sense you make now, who’s it for

I know what you wanna be, I know what you have to be
I know that when you chose this world, your time, your mind, it can’t be free
But I know you feel the sting, and I know just one more thing
Well, now you’re back, and it’s a fact, so let’s get up, get up and sing

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