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  1. Jon Johnson

From the album String Theory

Lyrics

I'm marooned in Wisconsin
With a flick of my Ronson
I can exhale another day from deep in my lungs
I can see through the beer
but the water ain't clear
And I swear that the people here all speak in tongues

I took a job thirty years ago
For a short while well dontcha know
One thing led to another
Now I'm too old to leave
I'm still an outsider
And the gap just gets wider
When I talk of my life back in old Tennessee

So sing me a song boys
Of choices gone wrong
Of missed opportunities
And deepest regrets
I won't swear on a bible
But one day I'm liable
To light out and see
Just how far I can get

I once was married
To a girl from the prairie
She left her small town and we moved to Green Bay
But she never was warm
Always missing the farm
And soon it was clear there was nothing to say


Thunder rolls in the distance
There's little resistance
Cause the landscape is cleared and relentlessly flat
The dog snaps at the lake flies
And I sit by the lakeside
It's starting to rain so I pull down my hat


So sing me a song boys
Of choices gone wrong
Of missed opportunities
And deepest regrets
I won't swear on a bible
But one day I'm liable
To light out and see
Just how far I can get

There's a knock on the door
I don't answer no more
There's noone I know that I want to talk to
There ain't much I need
And a lot I can leave
And I have very little that I want to do


I dreamed of driving all night
Into the dawns early light
For some reason it was getting much harder to see
I didn't feel so alone
Cuz I was comin back home
To the hills of my youth back in old Tennessee


So sing me a song boys
Of choices gone wrong
Of missed opportunities
And deepest regrets
I won't swear on a bible
But one day I'm liable
To light out and see
Just how far I can get