Diego's Diary

5th & Broadway

by Paul Wright

on Diego's Diary (2008), Diego's Diary (2008) The Best of IVM Vol. 1 (2008)

When she was just a young girl she had a lot of dreams
Like moving from a small town to a bigger city
Her parents always warned her saying darling don't you leave
But nothing could stop her from doing what she believed yea
So she took a flight late at night from her home all alone down to California
She left a note that she wrote on her bed and it read "Poppa I told ya
But I'll be back someday don't ya worry bout me" ooohh

And she knows that dreams can't come true unless she believes and wants them to
And he knows there's more in this old bookstore
Someday they'll see that love is right around the corner on Fifth and Broadway

This is where he grew up got drunk and threw up skipped class to do whatever till it blew up in his face
His dad thought it was a waste put him back in his place but his grandma showed showed him love and his grandpa showed him grace
Down in OB he loved just hanging with the homies on Newport Ave eating burgers down at Hodad's
And before his gramps passed away he said "You better write a book like me someday"
So he started to write late at night in his home all alone about life in the city
About a millionaire who lost it all and got it back in a year down to the last penny
And look at him now he's on top of the world ooohh

And she knows that dreams can't come true unless she believes and wants them to
And he knows there's more that he's living for
And she knows that dreams can't come true unless she believes and wants them to
And he knows there's more right around the corner on Fifth and Broadway
Right around the corner on Fifth and Broadway

Kinda funny how a life can change
Everything gets rearranged
Nothings ever gonna be the same
Day after Day
Page after page
It's kinda funny how she reads this town
Like a novel that she can't put down

Song Comments (1)
On 5th & Broadway by Paul Wright

By Buck Morgan

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My daughter from Atlanta left a cd of songs for me about 12 years ago. I'm divorced and live in Texas, and she made the recording during a visit. She has grown up and moved on, most recently to California I thought the song was prescient about her future moves. Someday, she'll find someone to share her dream with, maybe in California, maybe on the corner of 5th and Broadway.
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