Chicken Wire Backstop

words and music written by
Jeff Cosco ©2023 ASCAP

Trying to find, my way around, don’t think I’ll like, this little town
At first I didn’t see her there, but once I did I had to stare 
She gave me a smile with her great big eyes, we walked for hours the time flew by
Turning a corner, I laughed out loud, a field of dreams 

With a Chicken wire backstop
It told me all I had to know
In this town you take it slow
Chicken wire backstop
I knew this new life was real
And I liked the way she made me feel 

We laughed so much when we were high, I was never low with her by my side
No fancy fence in a baseball field, through any bad times we were our shield                                                                    
From city noise to hills and streams, they became songs in my later dreams
We would laugh at what I had to say on that very first day 

a Chicken wire backstop
It told me all I had to know
In this town you take it slow
Chicken wire backstop
I knew this new life was real
And I liked the way she made me feel 

All summer long it was her and I, the sunny days and the moonlit sky
We shared so much as we grew, maybe not love but that’s all we knew 
Life goes on that I know, but I had this memory of long ago
In another time and place, a young girl puts a smile on a young boy’s face. 

a Chicken wire backstop
It told me all I had to know
In this town you take it slow
Chicken wire backstop
I knew this new life was real
And I liked the way she made me feel 

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