The Way It Was

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When I was 16 years old on the corner of hope and desperation to be on my own, I had my mother's car and my father's credit card getting beers at the Quik Stop #4, when the clerk asked me for some form of ID and then laughed and said, 'this one's on me. that was a hell of a catch you made the other night, you boys are gonna be one hell of a team."

Life was just the way it was
Life was just the way it was

After dinner I'll meet up with a couple of friends and we'll get high in a truck with Radiohead, on a back country road where I tried to have sex but I was too drunk to start and too scared to end, and the weed we would smoke ain't the same as today, it's like shit on your boot and stepping in hay, it was hard, it was harsh, with seeds and with stems but the escape it was good because it came from within.

Life was just the way it was
Life was just the way it was
Getting high ain't the same as it was
When life was just the way that it was

Grandpa met Grandma when she was just 15
He said, "my Yellow Rose, you are the best thing I have seen!"
He got a job, he praised God
and then they got married
Oh, Love, it ain't the same as it was

Take me back to the smaller days
When you never had to know a thing
Take me down to all the fewer ways
when you didn't weigh every way you take with the weight you make


from three chords, released December 13, 2014



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