Sometimes I don't know where
This stony road is taking me
Sometimes I don't know the reason why
So I guess I'll keep gambling
Lots of booze and lots of rambling
Well, it's easier than just waiting around to die

Well, one time, friends
I had a ma, I even had a pa
He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried
She told him to take care of me
And headed down to Tennessee
Well, it's easier than just waiting around to die

Then I became of age
And I found a girl in a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and she hit it on the sly
Well, I tried to kill the pain
I bought some wine, I hopped a train
Well, it was easier than just waiting around to die

Then a friend said he knew
Where some easy money was
We robbed a man and brother, did we fly
But the posse caught up with me
And drugged me back to Muskogee
And now it's two long years, just waiting around to die


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    General CommentUh -- this song is not original to "The Avener;" it's a Townes van Zandt classic, one of his two best-known ("Pancho and Lefty" being the other)...
    And what you've got here isn't all of it.
    There's a fifth verse that is what makes the song (especially if you know anything of the life of its creator).
    Credit where it's due, people.
    smartalekon November 18, 2017   Link

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