From the album Home in the Heartland


I know a guy, he's a good friend of mine. He's got a way of taking things off of your mind
He's quick with a smile and quick to be kind and when we get together it's a mighty good time
his advertised approach to life is hanging over the doorway on a big brown sign
saying "Welcome friends, leave your cares outside and stay until you're sure they're out of sight. ".
Come on down

We're going to shout and light up this town
We're going to clap and sing out loud
We're going to stomp our troubles down
We're going to spread the good around

I know a child, he's not what you'd call wise, but what he can't say with words he says with his eyes
he seems so excited just to be alive, so I think he must be doing something right
So I sat him down and said "What's your secret, dude to keeping such a positive attitutde?"
He says "I watch cartoons instead of news, then I take a nap and drink some apple juice."
Come on down

Wouldn't it be so nice to have a pithy guide to living right, and be able not to think about your sacrifices?
Maybe we just think too much, sweating all the little stuff and it's better to relax and take it as it comes.

I got one more, yeah I know this girl, she's like a ship with all the sails unfurled
sailing out to the edge of the world and still she wouldn't be the least concerned
She's got a motto written in her locket and sewn into every jacket pocket
Reminds her "until you try it, don't knock it, life's too short to be faint hearted."
Come on down