the stubborn lovers

Porch Light

Mother Road


Lyrics

"Porch Light"

When I find the world is getting the best of me
I get lost in a memory
For just a little while
I think about that big brown house where my grandma lived
And all the love she had to give
And it makes me smile
Believe me
It ain’t always easy
To see how I used to see
Through the eyes of a child
Then I remember

Summers in the house where my daddy grew up
Selling lemonade for ten cents a Dixie cup
Sleeping in a room with cowboys on the wall
Hearing blackbirds singing just after daybreak
Watching rainstorms coming in across the lake
Grandma knitting while sipping on a cold highball
Playing outside after dark I’d hear her call
“I’ll leave the porch light on”

All it takes is the sound of somebody mowing grass
It’s as if no time has passed
And I’m right back there
Grandma’s down in the kitchen, radio blasting high
And the smell of a rhubarb pie
Rising up the stairs
When I’m trying
To remember what’s fine
About this old life of mine
And know somebody cares
I think about those

Summers in the house where my daddy grew up
Selling lemonade for ten cents a Dixie cup
Sleeping in a room with cowboys on the wall
Hearing blackbirds singing just after daybreak
Watching rainstorms coming in across the lake
Grandma knitting while sipping on a cold highball
Playing outside after dark I’d hear her call
“I’ll leave the porch light on”

Believe me
It ain’t always easy
To see how I used to see
Through the eyes of a child
Then I remember

Summers in the house where my daddy grew up
Selling lemonade for ten cents a Dixie cup
Sleeping in a room with cowboys on the wall
Hearing blackbirds singing just after daybreak
Watching rainstorms coming in across the lake
Grandma knitting while sipping on a cold highball
Playing outside after dark I’d hear her call
“I’ll leave the porch light on”

Grandmama, it’s 20 years now you’ve been gone
I know I’ll see you again but until then I’m gonna sing this song
Just leave the porch light on