Comparison of My Life to the lyrics of Greg Holden’s “The Lost Boy”

As I have said many times, this song is so a mirror image of my early life.

The Lost Boy – Greg Holden”

First verse …

“I left my home still as a child
I walked a thousand sorry miles
To wait for my father, to gather up his tools

He said my boy you’ve got to run
Don’t wait for me, don’t wait for mum
We’ll come get you, when it’s safe for us to move”

When I was twelve I walked out of my then home and hitchhiked to Toronto to “find” my mother.

12 years old I managed to make it from Saint John, New Brunswick to Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario. Over a thousand miles.

So I waited many years,
Held back the pain behind my tears
For my father, to come find me like he said”

I waited all my childhood to discover if I had parents.

And in that time I was alone,
So many years without my home
I made brothers of a different kind instead”

Been out here on my own ever since. Never did get to know my brother or sister.

I made the “Brotherhood” my family instead.

And at the time I didn’t know,
Just how hard the wind could blow
Towards disaster, and the things that I would see”

I have seen some awful shit in my days. Disastrous and some wonderful.

I never found my father,
I never found my mother
Even would I know in my lifetime I will be

A hero into the masses,
To those born without chances

Spent most my days watching over and taking care of the underdogs and the throw aways.

There’s a freedom that everyone deserves

I know there’s greed and there’s corruption

I’ve seen too much death and caused too destruction.

I’ve seen death and mass destruction
But I’m telling you, and I hope that I’m heard

But, this chorus sums my life up ….

I will not be commanded,
I will not be controlled.
And I will not let my future go on,
Without the help of my soul

And I will not be commanded,
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
Without the help of my soul

And I will not be commanded,
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
Without the help of my soul

I will not be commanded,
I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
Without the help of my soul

Songwriters: Greg Holden

The Lost Boy lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Lost Boy – Original – Greg Holden

One thought on “Comparison of My Life to the lyrics of Greg Holden’s “The Lost Boy”

  1. Good post. I learn something new and challengingon websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be useful to readthrough articles from other writers and practice a little something from other websites.

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