The Wrong Side of the Pond

from by Amanda Rose Riley

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I want to be in England, where the history's really old
And where they've got a cooler record of not doing what they're told
Their streets and parks are a better backdrop for my all-day walks
I like the spelling of the words there and I like the way they talk

I've never felt this way before
Who knew you could about a place?
This isn't the place where I was born
But it's the one that puts a smile on my face
I see beauty in its flaws, I'm restless, ready to do anything
It isn't easy to be content when you're on the wrong side of the pond
I'm on the wrong side of the pond

They'd move here to New Jersey in a second if they could
They say that they don't feel at home in England like they should
They like the company of the boardwalk's ghosts when they walk along
But don't make the mistake of thinking this love is only for a song

I'm not saying I hate where I'm from; it has its own perks and its charms
But this is the place where I really belong
And if you won't see the harmlessness in letting us trade homes
Then you'd better watch your borders for the day that we do it on our own


from Best of the Throwaway Song of the Week, released May 31, 2016



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