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I see sailboats finding better shores 
Ships built with three masts or more 
Other men fat off the catch they bore 
And I'm wondering how long I've been anchored for 

Diesel from the harbor is thick in my breath 
Pushing out what fresh air I had left 
Salt water rusts the parts I need to fix this busted up machine 
Currents pull but I try to keep the canvas clean 
Soon sails will fill with hopes of reaching home 
That storms will break and make way as you roam 
Keep land to your starboard side and be weary of the…

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Meet Me At The Table 

Alarm kicks on the radio 
Picking out words to a song I know 
Sunlight through an open door 
Shining on scars that weren’t there before 

Fell asleep in dirty clothes 
With muddy shoes and battered bones 
My body aches from heavy loads 
A mind weighed down by a laden soul 

Kettle will be ready soon 
Singing out its lonesome tune 
Morning tea that speaks to you 
Warming in ways my words can’t do 

Staring at your empty shoes 
Waiting until you have to choose 
Trying hard not to move 
Taking sips like you got nothing to 

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Loans On Love 

I told you once, told you twice 
But you chose not to take advice from me 
Told you three times, thought you'd learn 
You can't change the direction that we turn 
By running in place, the world can't keep pace 
You lean to speak but hesitate, the time wasn't right 

It's hard to see you in any other light 
Than the one that hangs above your bed 
And although this diner may be brighter 
Makes it easier to hide behind your 
Sense of righteous sympathy 

Sarcasm seemed like your domain 
With each joke your interest wains…

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Hard Times 

Woke up this morning, turned on the news 
There’s a man shuffling papers singing the blues
Turning away struggling with what to say 
He’s caught on the lines  
Trying to hide his eyes from the truth 

In walks my Mother to see why I’m crying 
I say “I need some comfort to stave off my mind. 
Give me distraction, the latest attraction… 
Any old thing will do. 
I need to shake off these weary times and change my view” 

“Well, put sugar in your coffee” Momma told me 
“Cause things can always get better than they seem. 

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Between The Leather And Headlights 

Alone in a room that's full of people 
Nothing on my mind except more sleep 
Take my forty dollars and head for home 
Ninety miles an hour pass beneath my feet 
My eyes are too tired to see the yield signs ahead 

The further I go, each town is the same 
Space between the leather and headlights is what to blame 
You know that game 

Driving in a car with only three wheels 
Praying that i make it before I fall 
Out the door and onto the pavement 
Locks give out when you can't handle them all 
How far does this road go 

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