John Milstead — “Boy From Mississippi” Lyrics



Heard you got the city lights in your eyes
I guess now I’m someone you used to know.

It really swept you off your feet
With its smooth talk and high-rise dreams
How you’d get so far away from home

How’d I go from all you want
To just something in your way?
You can’t make us strangers
Just ’cause you walked away

So, baby, won’t you tell me when the sun sets in LA,
Do you hope maybe that I’ll wait and find some way to be OK?

Down this little one-way dirt road light on,
Hanging on no matter how long it takes
When you think of me, will I just be
That boy from Mississippi

Well, the talk moves pretty fast in this sleepy town
No one here knows the truth at all
Day in and out it’s just the same old thing
Nothing’s changed
I still rush home but you don’t call

How’d I go from all you want
to just something in your way
You can’t make us strangers
Just ’cause you walked away

So, baby, won’t you tell me when the sun sets in LA,
Do you hope maybe that I’ll wait, I’ll find some way to be OK?

Down this little one-way dirt road light on,
Hanging on no matter how long it takes
When you think of me, will I just be
That boy from Mississippi?

So, baby, won’t you tell me when the sun sets in LA,
Do you hope maybe that I’ll wait and find some way to be OK?

Down this little one dirt road light on,
Hanging on no matter how long it takes
When you think of me, will I just be
That boy from Mississippi

When you think of me, will I just be
That boy from Mississippi