A Broken Tie

I was born in the heart of the country
In a town in the middle of the land
I grew up in a second city
Since I left my home I’ve been travellin’ back.

To a time when a family tried to stay together
Back to the time when a love survived
When a woman and a man built a home forever
And they tied a knot for the rest of their lives.

My brother’s gone to New York City
And I find myself in a corner of the west
My mom and daddy left their home and each other
Ten miles apart, more apart than the rest.

I’m singing songs of the poor and the homeless
I’m singing songs of a love that died
But my saddest song is the song of a family
A million miles apart with a broken tie.