Someone, Somewhere Left Behind

 

She took a seat by the window

And covered her face as the tears rolled down

I heard her softly whisper Johnny, oh Johnny

Why did you leave me alone

 

The old bus driver

Pulled a picture out of his trouser back pocket

Shook his head and said my Jenny, dear Jenny

Sixteen years she's up and gone

 

            Well there's one who does the hurtin'

            Two who'll feel the pain

            One who takes the train, another takes the blame

            But there's better days ahead in time

            For someone, somewhere left behind

 

There's a young man on the corner

Checking his watch as the time rolls by

No one hears him prayin' God, oh my God

In my life what have I done

 

            Well there's one who does the hurtin'

            Two who'll feel the pain

            One who takes the train, another takes the blame

            But there's better days ahead in time

            For someone, somewhere left behind

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI