Stupid Songs I Wrote in College #2: “7 Years”

I’m assuming this was written in college. All the “I’m finally comin home / I don’t wanna come home / I’m not goin home” leads me to believe I was in Tennessee at the time. It’s sort of sad/scary how closely some of this song still mirrors my life… This one is called “7 Years” and is from a notebook titled Song Book 3. I’m gonna take a shot in the dark and say I was listening to Pavement’s “Two States” while writing this song:

4 Years
I’ve spent 4 years
Inside of a house where
The kids cannot sleep
Where the mice cannot peep
Without someone knowing your name

Look at my life
Nothing goes on inside
I live like I’m simple
With CDs and speakers
No one to comfort me
All alone with no one to hear me cry

(chorus:)
I’m finally commin home
I’m finally commin home
I don’t wanna come home
I’m finally commin home

3 more years
3 more years of hell
With no one I know around me
Praying to god to release me
Preying on every girl I see

I’m done with my life
I’m so tired and so trite
I’ve seen all the sites to be seen
In pictures and in magazines
Leave me alone I don’t feel
Like going on anymore

(chorus)

I’m not goin home
I’m not goin home
I’m not goin home
I’m not goin home