Misery Keeps

from by The Rye Boys

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He’d been running away since the day that he could walk

Been talking back since he could speak

When he learned what love was he pushed away his own

Turned to the road and to the drink, goddammit kids can be naive

So I traded all of the stars in the sky

For a couple of months with the ones on the ground

I left my family and cut ties with most my friends

Looking for something you can only find

playing on the ground for nickels and dimes.

I wandered about with 5 strings and all my things

Played for the beggars and with the thieves

I drank their wine and they smoked my cigarettes

And they said never say good bye before you leave.

I found down here at the train station the folks that look around

Have the same look on their face that I’ve on mine right now

No I don’t got to get away, see I’ve already found my place and

tonight its drinking myself to sleep alone on a runaway train.

I don’t know much but I know one day I will die,

One day they’ll list some things I done

To a room half full of people I barely knew

Hey, so it goes, halleluiah

on the ground down here

My misery keeps good company

We’ll waste our last two cents over something to drink

And you may not care much for how we do or say

But we know that we don’t have tomorrow the way we have today.


from MotherFolk'nRock'nRoll, released April 5, 2014



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