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Lubbock Texas

Jeff Lang

The highway's a river pulling muck through this town
Fools who don't look where they drive
Three years today since they ran my son down
Since then things've never been right
Kathleen and i fought like damnation
Though neither thought the other to blame
Now i live alone in the back of our gas station
With no-one to carry my name
Trucks hit 84 then pull on out of sight
As last light hits the edge of town
It's just the stars and the moon and the cold breath of night
Gonna watch this old rounder go down

Two boys planted at the holiday inn
They smashed the front window with a block of stone
While i slept with my hand on a bottle of gin
They took off with all the money i own
Just as well no-one shoved a barrel in my face
Or someone would've died that night
I work to long and hard in this place
For punks to get away without a fight
State trooper caught 'em speeding out through Tahoka
And brought an end to their spree
I got back my cashbox, it's door swinging open
Not much left to comfort me

Their rounding up rattlers right now in sweetwater
They come from the whole world round
No-one's with me not a son or a daughter
To watch this old rounder go down

Trucks hit 84 then pull on out of sight
As last light hits the edge of town
It's just the stars and the moon and the cold breath of night
Gonna watch this old rounder go down
Gonna watch this old rounder go down


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