"The Company I Keep" as written by and John Cooley Patterson Hood....
My mama told me
"Your life is such a wreck."
"You're dumber than dogshit"
Is what my daddy said.
I was just 13 when they showed me the door
I keep their picture, but don't look at it no more.
My first wife told me,
"You need to get a life."
My third wife told me to get another wife.
I brought a bottle and the van's parked right outside the door
So come on out with me if you wanna be number four.

Sometimes I feel like shit.
Sometimes that ain't half of it.
Sometimes I'm so high I'm scared to go to sleep.
Sometimes I'm lower than the company I keep.

Ain't held down a job since 1984.
I get by holdin' up convenience stores.
I get by on liquor, guns and luck.
Scared to death which one might run out first.

Sometimes I feel like shit.
Sometimes that ain't half of it.
Sometimes I'm so high I'm scared to go to sleep.
Sometimes I'm lower than the company I keep.

I seen my past in everything that I despise.
I seen my future and I'm scared to close my eyes.
Is that my ghost that I see in my fears,
Or just my reflection in my mama's tears?

Sometimes I feel like shit.
Sometimes that ain't half of it.
Sometimes I'm so high I'm scared to go to sleep.
Sometimes I'm lower than the company I keep.
Sometimes I'm lower than the company I keep.
I pray the lord my soul to keep.


Lyrics submitted by lionelhutz

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