Donna Grayson
www.donnagrayson.com
Poetry and Lyrics

1975 to 1976
Junior Year - High School

 

 

Days At Old Chicago

Old Chicago is/was an amusement park by my old hometown. I hung out there quite a bit for a while during junior year. I actually did seen one of the trapeze artists fall to his death. The other part of the poem, is about having a crush on another performer there, and finding out he was gay. Which coming from a small town in the midwest, was a whole new thought to my teenage mind.

I've heard of crushes
Didn't want this to be one
Always end up playing the friend
I've heard of heartaches
Didn't want another one
It looks like how this will end

But it seems I've been here
every single day of my life
Its my home away from school
I've seen people live
I've seen people die
I've seen people stop to wonder why
they ever went on that ride
And I met your kind

And my mother laughes it off
and said they were just kidding
when they told me about you
I just pretended I knew
That this wasn't news
"Oh, yeah, I already knew"

But it seems I've been here
every single day of my life
Its my home away from school
I've seen people live
I've seen people die
I've seen people stop to wonder why
they ever went on that ride
And I met your kind

Now everyone has a right to live
Even if I can't understand
I hold no facts against you
And I wasn't hurt when they told me
I always knew that I'd know
someone like you

But it seems I've been here
every single day of my life
Its my home away from school
I've seen people live
I've seen people die
I've seen people stop to wonder why
they ever went on that ride
And I met your kind


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