No one wants to hear his story
Another boring kid in town again
Who stares at photographs
Of far away friends
Frustrated, he can't think clear
His aspirations seem sincere but how
Can he make them all work out

Homesick hopes and inside jokes
They're all taking him away
He can't find a reason why
A reason to stay

It's been too long a lull and
All the self pity is getting dull today
He can't find another way
Sitting down with his final mistake
Thinking of another fake smile tonight
He's waiting for someone to save his life

He got a letter today
Steve moved to Knoxville
Another reason to stay