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THEY’RE TEARIN’ DOWN MY MEMORIES – Copyright 1998 by Dave Saunders
Published by Sgt Joe Music (BMI)
From the Dave Saunders CD “Uncle John’s Tree”
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There’s a vacant lot on the corner, where the drugstore used to be
Right beside the movie house where you used to sit with me
In the darkness of the balcony, and let me hold your hand
While the good guys fought the bad guys who tried to steal their land

The movie house is also gone, and the hardware store next door
And our favorite little soda shop is not there anymore
They’re all torn down, and something new is coming in their place
And progress is just something we have to learn to face

But they’re tearin’ down my mem’ries of the times I spent with you
And mem’ries are the only thing that’s left of me and you
‘Cause the road you chose to travel was a different road than mine
And we haven’t seen each other in such a long, long, time

The benches where we used to sit, out on the courthouse square
Have all been taken someplace else, but no one knows just where
And the park is now a parking lot for the shopping mall that’s there
And the places where our love grew warm now seem so cold and bare

They’re tearin’ down my mem’ries of the times I spent with you
And mem’ries are the only thing that’s left of me and you
Sometimes I sit and wonder, have the years been good to you
And will we ever meet again, and what happens if we do

They’re tearin’ down my mem’ries of the times I spent with you
And mem’ries are the only thing that’s left of me and you
‘Cause the road you chose to travel was a different road than mine
And we haven’t seen each other in such a long, long, time

No, we haven’t seen each other in such a long, long, time

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