I remember when you said, "you gotta pay your dues child"
And I wondered how you knew
You who had always run so wild.
The days have come and gone, no one calls me 'child' anymore
You're not the wild rocker now
And I guess you could say we both know the score.
Please wander back my way; I've paid my dues and then some
Run against that same brick wall so many times my head beats like a drum.
And sometimes in the night, I dream of one special man.
Your voice is always with me
I tell myself I can't, but you know that I can
Go on despite the odds. You said, "It's tough, kid...real tough"
And you should know, you've seen it all
But you never told me when it's enough
Success is like a foggy swamp; you left me on the edge one day
I've stumbled to the middle and I'm trying hard to see the way.
It's so hard without a beacon...switch on your love so I may see
The one thing you never told me is that we need each other to be free.