Home is Where The Heart Remains (C/S1/E1/I2)

Fast forward about 20 years later,
Cyrus was in college, UGA was the place there.
Summer break just a few minutes away,
she stared at that clock for what seemed like days.
And even in that crazy little town of Athens,
The pressure was too much
on a girl who raised chickens,
horses, cows, and all those crops-a-plenty.
Yeah out in Athens, Cyrus heart was empty.

The quicker she’d get there, the quicker she’d be,
back among the pine, creeks, and peachtrees.
No matter what happened, no matter what changed, one thing never did.
‘Cause home is where the heart remains.

And as she went home she saw her world a’changin.
Every time she stepped out, construction was a blazin’.
It was amazing! All the shops and malls,
offices and streets. Man, they had gall!
Cyrus thought of all this when her mind would drift
when the winds of progress would suddenly shift.
they’d leave a bigger mess than ever before
the South been slowly dyin’ since the Civil War.

The quicker she’d get there, the quicker she’d be,
back among the pine, creeks, and peachtrees.
No matter what happened, no matter what changed, one thing never did.
‘Cause home is where the heart remains.

And Even though the borders of the Jones’s home
were surrounded by the all those stores and chrome,
their 20 acres of land were glorious.
Cyrus ran inside feeling victorious.
The minute she opened the door to her home
she knew that she was no longer alone.
All of everything she felt had melted away
in the arms of her parents, tonight she’d stay.

Country roads, take me home
To a place where I belong.
Alpharetta; that’s my hometown.
Take me home, country roads.

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