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​He Was Just A Boy

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album Night Rider (1980).

He was just a boy
He didn't know no better
Just a boy he didn't understand
Thought the world was a bed of roses
Thought the times were easy times
Hitched a ride on the highway
When the highway, Was a friend of mine

The conversation came to music
And that guitar case in his hand
And there were dreams about tomorrow
There were tales about the times
There was a rainbow down the highway
And the highway was a friend of mine

He was the one if there was ever a one most likely to believe
That he was the one who had everything you need
And so the future shone so bright
Like the neon signs and the city lights
It was on that cold December night in the snow
Somehow we made it into Chicago

Was an old guitar
But he played like magic
I had a song or two that I sung in tune
And every town was an indication
That every night would be a new year's eve
And every show was an inspiration
They never wanted us to leave

The road is long
The road is narrow
Take one step wrong you can lose your way
And every turn has a new temptation
Every town has the one you need
He hitched a ride on a new sensation
That he never wanted to leave

'Cause he was just a boy
He didn't know no better
Just a boy
He didn't understand
And he was the one if there was every a one most likely to succeed
He was the one who had everything you need
And though the future shone so bright
Like the neon signs and the city lights
It was on that Southern Summer night on the road
I saw the lights go out in Toledo