From the recording This Old Town

Word and Music by Judy Daigle


The rooster’s crowin’ as the sun peeks over the trees.
I must be goin’ there’s nothing left here for me.
It’s time to move on, the start of a brand new day.
By the time you read this I’ll be a hundred miles away.

I’ve got the wind in my hair, sun in my eyes, I’m leavin’ my cares far behind.
Winter’s gone and spring is in the air.
I don’t know where I’m going but I’ll call you when I get there.

Just cause I’m leavin’ , doesn’t mean I don’t love you.
Please keep believin’ this is somethin’ I must do.
I’ve been so lost here you’ve known that for some time.
Tell Dad that I love him and I’m goin’ to be just fine.


No I’m not running from my past.
I’m not ashamed where I come from
but there’s a world I want to see
and I must do this while I’m young.