"Lost in the Back Yard" as written by and James Mcmurtry....
I said "this is the last time"
A few times ago
But once more it's happened
And that's all in the world I know
I still hear the echo
When you hung up the phone
I feel like I'm lost in the back yard
Just trying to get home.
I woke up in a strange world
I can aptly describe
It's like the streets of a town where I lived
When I was too young to drive
It all looks so Familiar
But I can't find my way
I must have got lost in the back yard
When I went out to play

Don't open my eyes
To nothing like truth
Just leave it all lost in the wind
Let it hide in the blindness of youth

The facts of the matter
Most likely will always remain
And I guess I'll be lost in the back yard
Till I get home again




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"Lost in the Backyard" as written by James Mc Murtry

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    General CommentMy favourite antepenultimate track from his third album, Where’d You Hide The Body, and a low key number about drifting through life with no real purpose. The song is a slow, acoustic, bluesy type number about being lost in the back yard which seemed to start for him as a child and continues into adulthood. There’s a nice instrumental around the middle which fits beautifully into the overall context of the song which is synonymous with this artist and his unique type of roots music. He seems quite content to be lost in the back yard until he gets home again. A sort of contradiction in terms but then again James McMurtry writes about obscurity and the mediocrity of life.
    robertcousinson April 21, 2017   Link

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