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One Go Around

by Jeffrey Martin

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1.
Poor Man 03:32
He’s an asphalt man just like his daddy Ten hour days of rolling tar buys a double wide Down an old dirt road outside the city On the edge of a muddy creek and the county line Oh Maggie, keep an eye on the water line The car won’t start and the money never comes in on time Oh Maggie, keep an eye on the water line I feel it moving They’ve got a baby on the way but his wife still feels empty Says it’s hard to feel pretty when their always counting dimes He sits up nights in the kitchen in the dark when it’s raining He can’t sleep for the sound pounding in his mind Oh Maggie, keep an eye on the water line The car won’t start and the money never comes in on time Oh Maggie, keep an eye on the water line I feel it moving I’m not a bad man, I’m a poor man I’m not a bad man, I’m a poor man I’m not a bad man, I’m a poor man sinking
2.
Sometimes I make love to other women While thinking about you And I listen to their talking Like a TV on in the other room I dreamed a house in Amarillo Where the nights don’t cool off Two chairs and a radio You and me smoking on the porch But that’s long gone now I left your photograph with my pride In a bar on the upper east side across the tracks In San Antonio You used to make me go to church Every Sunday in the evening Say that God was for men like me Who swore they didn’t need him And now all this sin I don’t believe in Is heavy on my back I wish you were here to tie my tie Make me sing and clap But that’s long gone now I left your photograph with my pride In a bar on the upper east side across the tracks In San Antonio That’s long gone now That’s long gone now That’s long gone
3.
Two boys riding in a pickup truck Watching the world roll away from us Wind so loud you had to shout above it Smiling because we couldn’t get enough of it Lay me down and sing to me again Shut my eyes with a song that will never end Write it on my mind with that golden thread There’s somethings you don’t forget Looking at you from across the bedroom Naked as the day that the good lord made you Standing like a dream in the morning sun You can take me now lord I’ve had a good run Lay me down and sing to me again Shut my eyes with a song that will never end Write it on my mind with that golden thread There’s somethings you don’t forget Teach me how to shut my mouth, shut my mouth Teach me how to shut my mouth, shut my mouth A newborn baby in an old man’s hands The daddy of a daddy made young again The unknown roads and turns in the dark Are no match for the drum of a beating heart Lay me down and sing to me again Shut my eyes with a song that will never end Write it on my mind with that golden thread There’s somethings you don’t forget
4.
I remember where I was when I first read William Burroughs shot his lover dead Put a highball glass on top of her head And missed And I wonder if he knew it right then Or if it took a while to sink in That he would never come back again Not from this Baby sit still and close your eyes It’s only the price of a good time Baby sit still and close your eyes It’s only the price of a good time Of a good time Well I heard he hopped a boat to the east Looking for that opium release And hiding from the final scene With his next fix All Jack’s horses and Ginsberg’s men Couldn’t put him back together again He was broken by the weight of his sin And his pen Baby sit still and close your eyes It’s only the price of a good time Baby sit still and close your eyes It’s only the price of a good time Of a good time
5.
He grew up in a house in the valley With a daddy who was one long cigarette And his momma walked out on a Friday night With a man that she’d just met He liked walking the blacktop streets in the rain In the dark when the city was dead The machine gone asleep he could hear himself think And he liked what he saw in his head Her sad blue eyes Her sad blue eyes He found work at the yard picking apart cars Out on Springfield and Lariat He likes a girl with scars on her arms It proves she ain’t seen what she wants to yet With her sad blue eyes Don’t you see it boy Everything’s a circle in this town And the best you give can fix What cannot be found Behind her sad blue eyes Behind her sad blue eyes Behind her sad blue eyes He put his head to the stone working all day long Saving up those dollars and dimes He’s got his eye on a ring at the Oakwood Mall And he likes how the diamond shines There’s a quarter acre lot with a trailer on the spot If he can work a deal out on time And they park across the street where they dream and they drink And he says I’m gonna make you mine And your sad blue eyes Don’t you see it boy Everything’s a circle in this town And the best you give can fix What cannot be found Behind her sad blue eyes Behind her sad blue eyes Behind her sad blue eyes When they’re naked at night she whispers to him I know you can make it alright But the damage moves in like a ghost from within And a storm grows behind her sad blue eyes When they’re naked night she whispers to him I know you can make it alright But the damage moves in like a ghost from within And a storm grows behind her sad blue eyes
6.
October Dark 03:48
Caroline buys a ticket for the last train Out of Baltimore in the October dark Smokes a cigarette and throws the pack away So her daughter would never know That she smokes That she smokes That she smokes Fifteen years in and out of prison halfway homes are only halfway home Christmas cards telling momma what she’s missing Made her soft and then it made it hard Made it hard Made it hard Made it hard How do I say it outloud? The ghosts that were holding me down Oh I’ve finally tired them out Yeah I’ve tired them out She watches her momma from the station dragging her bags of shame and desperation A little girl in the shape of an old woman Just a child who doesn’t know where she’s going Where she’s going Where she’s going Where she’s going Fifteen years of being angry in the dark Disappeared with the beating of her heart Holding on to how you’ve been wronged Leaves no room for moving on Moving on Moving on Moving on How do I say it outloud? The ghosts that were holding me down Oh I’ve finally tired them out Yeah I’ve tired them out
7.
Time Away 02:24
Everything is at a distance That’s how it feels tonight Everything needs fixing And I can’t get it right I tried writing a letter Didn’t know what to say Didn’t know how to say it So I threw it away I know that time away is money in the bank But I would give it all to hear you whispering my name I’m coming home babe, I’m coming home I’m coming home babe, I’m coming home Wish I could see myself slipping I’m tired of climbing out Wish I could hold on to something Other than right now This hotel room is a prison The tv is a salesman But I don’t want to buy nothin’ ‘Less it gets me back to you I know that time away is money in the bank But I would give it all to hear you whispering my name I’m coming home babe, I’m coming home I’m coming home babe, I’m coming home
8.
I’ve got that far away sadness behind my eyes again And I know you can see it, you can always look right in I try to hold a smile as we roll on for miles Playing songs for strangers in towns that aren’t ours Let that old time music burn a hole in my chest Burn a hole in my chest See you laying in the grass in that thrift store dress In that thrift store dress Now I never know I’m leaving all the places I want to stay Until I realize the feeling that I love has gone away And it makes me want to have children, build a house that can’t be moved Still I’m thankful in my wandering that I’m wandering with you Let that old time music burn a hole in my chest Burn a hole in my chest See you laying in the grass in that thrift store dress In that thrift store dress It’s a design as pure as any that a woman makes a man Better than he is when he’s trying to understand The world from an island he built of lonesome dreams At night you sing to parts of me that I haven’t ever seen Let that old time music burn a hole in my chest Burn a hole in my chest See you laying in the grass in that thrift store dress In that thrift store dress
9.
Surprise, AZ 03:38
Mother do you see what's about to happen I'm gonna turn us around And we'll be gone Put your arms up dear And we'll keep the casket open When they take us back to Oklahoma Where we belong Surprise, Arizona Put us out of our sweet misery I'm 34 you were 21 He told me once that he knew When he first saw you But were you happy then I'd like to know I think about him still When I see you alone Surprise, Arizona Put us out of our sweet misery And you know about me at only 23 You saw her come and go As I went through everything I had But mother did you see What was gonna happen She let me down so far I never quite made it back Surprise, Arizona Put us out of our sweet misery
10.
Share with me scriptures and help me to know It’s easier to sink than to rise The black and white bullets that fly from my mouth Are hand-picked tired old lines My shoes have worn through from this walking around It’s time to stand still and fight Even the loudest of words will not make a sound Compared to the sound of what’s right I saw a man on the news tonight Crying for his child in the war He looked at the camera and asked with his eyes Do we know what we’re marching toward In the halls and the courts the dead kings cry out Power is a slow turning wheel Oh it came around for us and it’ll come around for you It only gives what it can then steal And the high headed men who built the engine that runs Are cold and dead in the ground What they built when they lived when they died was undone Except for what’s holding us down I saw a man on the news tonight Crying for his child in the war He looked at the camera and asked with his eyes Do we know what we’re marching toward Now choose to believe in that silver tongue dream Or try to rightly see That the strings you feel at the end of the day Are the same strings pulling on me And if the truth can be beaten and tied to a chair And made to say whatever we want Then the words that we serve are nothing but ours And our god is not god after all I saw a man on the news tonight Crying for his child in the war He looked at the camera and asked with his eyes Do we know what we’re marching toward
11.
I didn’t want to believe That there was such a thing As a truly evil man I like to go to sleep Believing that we all can be redeemed The devil is in the details Doesn’t ring true for me He is sunbathing on the shore I’ve seen him on the TV I’ve seen him shaking his fists And he doesn’t need my money But he’ll take all of it, yeah he take all of it And he’ll never be happy Still he grins in the sun He’s heavy and cold and real As your hand on a gun As your hand on a gun Tell me now what does it mean That I’ve seen what I have seen And still don’t change, change a thing Is it enough to be angry Or do I have to do something To draw a line between The devil and me I’ve seen him on the TV I’ve seen him shaking his fists And he doesn’t need my money But he’ll take all of it, yeah he take all of it And he’ll never be happy Still he grins in the sun He’s heavy and cold and real As your hand on a gun As your hand on a gun
12.
Climb on the roof in the evening Stare out at the city Hear the sound of the trains And dream about leaving Ask God all the hardest questions Like why make evil to begin with If anyone would know it should be Him It should be Him I don’t know a lot But I think we only get one go around I don’t know a lot But I think we only get one go around Here Go out on the weekend Ask all the pretty girls to dance Feel your heart beating In your chest Cut down a tree to build a cabin Dig through the rocks to find a diamond Work your hands till their bleeding Then go and rest I don’t know a lot But I think we only get one go around I don’t know a lot But I think we only get one go around Here

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