Back in 1971 while I was looking for some fun I happened by this little town and took some time to look around. . There was an air about the place. People had smiles upon their faces. Folks I didn't even know would take the time to say hello. . This area was rich it seems with woods and forests, lakes and streams. People showed joy and elation cuz they were all on vacation. . This is where they came to play when they had to get away. A place to relax and unwind and leave their city life behind. . I thought, 'Here is the life for me. This is where I want to be. Where peace and happiness abound, on holiday all year around'. . Lived in a van out in the woods. Made friends in my new neighborhood. Partied 'round the fire at night. Chased the girls by fire light. . I bought a cabin small but sweet with outhouse and wood stove for heat. A pitcher pump outside the door. I's feelin' rich but livin' poor. . It didn't take long to decide the plumbing should be brought inside. Added a bath and kitchen sink. My life improved ten fold I think. . The memories of all the fun in, that little cabin I was young in. Runnin' wild and livin' free. Those days still mean a lot to me. . One day I felt the wander lust, decided right then that I must go see the world and look around before I finally settle down. . 'Twas my fortune and good luck to have a camper on my truck. I packed my bags and moved inside and started on a little ride. . I spent some time down in the Keys. Went west to hang out with hippies in the California sun. Then up to rainy Oregon. . Three years passed I came back home, no longer any urge to roam. Had a girlfriend by my side..... eventually to be my bride. . That was 27 years ago. My god where did the time all go? It seems our lives have just begun. Time flies when you are having fun. . A lot of changes in that time. Built our new house in '89. A slice of heaven we did make here on the shore of Indian Lake. . This final verse can't yet be written. Until it can we'll go on livin'. Still young of heart our love aglow as it was 27 years ago.)
My heart is like a wild bird
and that's the reason why
this is the time to take my rhyme
and bid you all good-bye.