Mannering, Scott, The Avett Brothers, Jim Avett

It's the place and your friends that got me down
Tellin' me I should not hang around
There's a sign in the window
Tellin' me I've got to go

I see the signs everyday
In your face and in the way that you act
And it's not that that hurts my pride
But now I see the other side of you
The side that won't let down
The side that won't let go

I didn't mean for me to see
The things I see in you and me
But now I know that we can live together
The way I want to live free forever