COLD DAY IN OHIO

I THINK THE YEAR WAS FIFTY-NINE,

WE TRAVELED WEST TO THE BORDER LINE.

SPED AWAY FROM THE WORLD I KNEW,

MY BOYHOOD DREAMS AND PEGGY SUE.

 

IT WAS SUMMERTIME WHEN WE MOVED OUR HOME,

HEADED FOR A PLACE THAT CHILLED MY BONES.

THAT ERIE LAKE NEVER WELCOMED ME,

SO LONG AGO IN MY HISTORY.

 

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE NORTH WIND BLOWS,

NO ONE AROUND TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL.

DEAD OF WINTER EVERYWHERE I GO.

ANOTHER COLD DAY IN OHIO.

 

MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS DROVE ME NEAR THE END,

JIMMY AND TOMMY WERE MY BEST FRIENDS.

THE THREE OF US WERE RENEGADES,

WE LIVED OUR YOUTH BY THE RULES WE MADE.

 

I THINK MY DAD NEVER UNDERSTOOD,

OR MAYBE HE DID AND DID WHAT HE COULD.

I NEVER KNEW WHAT TROUBLED ME,

SO MUCH OF LIFE WAS A MYSTERY.

 

WELL, I MOVED ON AND TIMES HAVE CHANGED,

IN MANY WAYS IíM STILL THE SAME.

IíM NOT THE KID I WAS BACK THEN,

BUT A REBEL IíLL BE UNTIL THE END.