My momma said our living is catching up to me.
I'm afraid to look into the mirror,
cause I know I am going to see what she means.
Is that really me?
I guess that's what I get for drinking all that gasoline.

My daddy was a preacher,
but he was a junkie too.
And I grew up on whiskey and God,
so I'm a little bit confused.
What did I do?
Nobody told me it's so easy to let this world get its hooks into you.

This world has dragged me everywhere,
but I still am living in this town,
where the people drive me out of my mind
and no, I can't calm down.
But if you wanted to behave,
I guess you'll have to tell me twice.
Cause I've been trying,
but I just can't find a good reason to do right.

You say you want a nice girl,
won't hang around in dives.
But when I'm sweet to you,
honey, you look at me like I have lost my mind.
I always find myself looking for so many ways to make perfectly good men cry.

So someone better try a little harder to make me treat them like a man tonight.
Cause I don't feel like a woman.
Honey, you must not be doing it right.
And if you wanted me to start screaming,
I guess you'll have to do it twice.
Cause I've been trying,
but I just can't find a good reason to do you right.

Cause I tried so hard to be good.
How did I ever get so low-down?
But I didn't know it was possible to stay up that long,
but I guess I do now.
.
So we're not going anywhere,
but honey, you should get your keys out.
We're not leaving this house.
Just shut your eyes and open up your mouth.

Cause I've got a conscience, baby,
that's a mile fucking wide.
But it seems to disappear every time I stay up all night.
That's why I always find myself hanging out at 1896,
no reply.

So don't ask me what I'm doing hanging out in a place like this.
Baby it's people like me that keep bars like that in business.
And if you want me to come home,
I guess you'll have to beg me twice.
Because I just can't find a good reason to do right.

And if you want me to come home,
I guess you'll have to beg me twice.
Cause I've been trying, but I just can't find a good reason to do you right.
I can't do right.
Oh honey, I can't do right.
Oh honey, I can't do right.


Lyrics submitted by brittanyofnichols

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