Westbourne Avenue

by Hoopshank

mp3 here
as featured on FAWM.org 'FAWMpilation' 2007

Westbourne Avenue is a small road in Emsworth, Hampshire
where the songwriter / performer grew up.
Map

You can go out all day
You can go out all night
But you know you're gonna come back to
The place that feels just right
You can take a trip to London
You can take a trip to Bath
But at the end of the day
You'd rather stay in.....

Westbourne Avenue
It's got a sharp bend about a third of the way along
Westbourne Avenue
It's so nice that I think someone should write about it in a song
Westbourne Avenue
I wish everyone in the world could live here
Westbourne Avenue
But then it would be very crowded
And house prices would go even further through the roof

Some people live in North Road
Some people live in High Street
But these roads don't compare too well
With the ground beneath my feet
You can take a trip to Scotland
You can take a trip to Wales
But at the end of the day
I'd rather stay in.....

Westbourne Avenue
My parents and I moved there when I was only six years old
Westbourne Avenue
And I left at 18 to go off and study at university
Westbourne Avenue
And I lived in a couple of other places working and playing in a band
Westbourne Avenue
But I moved back when my wife left me and took my daughter
And I was struck down with crippling depression