Front Porch


I always love to drive slow though these little southern towns

And I always turn off the main street and just wonder around

There are lots of homes with front porches with two rocking chairs there

They all look so warm and inviting, like saying come sit and visit me here

You don’t see many houses built with front porches these days

The days of sitting on the front porch seem to have all gone away

My Mom was always on her porch, seemed like from morning till night

When you would ride by and see her there you knew she was alright

At some point front porches gave way to backyards surrounded by fence

People became more private and around neighbors and uptight and tense

Times they have changed now, the neighbors we don’t know or even care

Yes, I think we would all be better off with a front porch with two rocking chairs

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker