"Pretty Girl from Raleigh" as written by and Scott Avett Bob Crawford....
Who sold you this anger
I suspect it was your friends
Or was it a stranger
Convincing you that this was the end

And I would like to thank you
For coming round and doing this
My nights have been pretty painful
Losing that pain was always the trick

You always said that I was lying
That I was just a selfish man
But I all ready gave it all away
So you can let go of my selfish hand

So bye bye bye bye bye
I ain’t got time to watch you cry
Cause I’ve been drinking seven hours now
Sympathy is a waste of my high

And I would like to say it hurts me (but it don’t)
That I don’t know just what to do (but I do)
But it don’t hurt when you’re just killing time
I was killing time and I think that you knew


Lyrics submitted by Thrilliam, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentThis seems to be exactly what I'm going through right now.

    It seems like a girl is breaking up with him, that he wanted to break up with for a while but didn't know how. He's happy now that he doesn't have to deal with her mistrust and it doesn't hurt him at all.
    hollonon July 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah...I can relate to this song. These are the words I guess I'm too nice to say, but that I'm thinking in my head. It don't hurt when you're just killin time. I was killin time and I think that you knew. Truth!
    mnteckyon March 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWriter knows he didn't put his best foot forward, didn't try. And it's not the girl, it's just that the writer had bigger plans. The girl alleviated the temporary loneliness, but its just a trick (see vol.2 live version, they emphasize "the trick, the trick, the trick!"

    Maybe she wasn't the best either, which makes the break easier, makes the song upbeat. But he wasn't lying about what he was. He was just killin' time before the Carolina jubilee!
    matthewj1uon April 09, 2017   Link

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