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Amy Ames: Music

I Miss Minnesota

(Amy Ames)
July 14, 2011
Written by Amy Ames

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I Miss Minnesota 

Dad, tell me about this maple tree before I hit the road. 

What do all these carving mean?  Some are very, very old. 

You say this symbol points to the Mississippi Source.

This one to Island Lake.

I 35 is near the North Shore

Take it south all the way. 

I miss Minnesota.  Lord knows I'm torn. 

But the truth is if I left you, I would miss you more. 

Oh, I miss Minnesota.  The walks on London Road. 

Spring flowers and the winter storms. 

And Dad, I miss you growing old.

 

I've traveled from the North Star to the Lone Star state. 

But I miss the four seasons.  The leaves here do not change. 

Dad, I want to go back home to be with you, but

I met a guy near the Rio Grande

not very far from the Gulf Coast.  I hope you understand.                        

 

I miss Minnesota.  Lord knows I'm torn. 

But the truth is if I left him, I would miss him more. 

Oh, I miss Minnesota.  The walks on London Road. 

Spring flowers and the winter storms. 

And Dad, I miss you growing old.

 

The Texas sky matches his blue eyes, but mine still long for green. 

He planted me a little Minnesota, a silver maple tree. 

And as I gaze upon its leaves in this relentless Texas heat,

I can hardly believe what I see, it's now baring seeds.

 

I miss Minnesota.  Lord knows I'm torn. 

But the truth is if I left him, I would miss him more. 

Oh, I miss Minnesota.  The falls changing leaves. 

Spring flowers and the winter storms.  And Dad,

You buried by the maple tree.