Mickey Newbury - "I Don't Know What They Wanted Me To Say" lyrics

People tell me how the times have changed
I tell them nothing stays the same
They smile and walk away
I don't know what they wanted me to say

I've been up and I've been down
Turned on turned out and turned around
I have been lost but thats all over now
Hope remains only God knows how

It is time for me to lay it down
Close the door and never turn around
All the good in life is free
All I have paid for was not good to me

Friends tell me how much I have changed
I tell them no one stays the same
They turn and walk away
I don't know what they wanted me to say

Autumn leaves the trees all burning red
Winter gently lays her seeds to bed
But life remains a mystery
What does a forest have to do with you and me