"Hope the High Road" as written by and Michael Jason Isbell....
I used to think that this was my town
What a stupid thing to think
I hear you're fighting off a breakdown
I myself am on the brink
I used to want to be a real man
I don't know what that even means
Now I just want you in my arms again
And we can search each other's dreams

I know you're tired
And you ain't sleeping well
Uninspired
And likely mad as hell
But wherever you are
I hope the high road leads you home again

I've heard enough of the white man's blues
I've sang enough about myself
So if you're looking for some bad news
You can find it somewhere else
Last year was a son of a bitch
For nearly everyone we know
But I ain't fighting with you down in the ditch
I'll meet you up here on the road

I know you're tired
And you ain't sleeping well
Uninspired
And likely mad as hell
But wherever you are
I hope the high road leads you home again
To a world you want to live in

We'll ride the ship down
Dumping buckets overboard
There can't be more of them than us
There can't be more

I know you're tired
And you ain't sleeping well
Uninspired
And likely mad as hell
But wherever you are
I hope the high road leads you home again
To a world you want to live in
To a world you want to live in


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"Hope the High Road" as written by Michael Jason Isbell

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    General CommentWhen this came out in 2017 I always took it as a way to overcome the exhaustion with all things political and negative and society in general just being crappy in 2016 (Last year was a son of a bitch...). Jason is saying that he understands (I know you’re tired...) but that he personally isn’t going to go there and let all of that overwhelm him. He’s going to take the high road and he hopes you do as well
    Jaydoton January 23, 2018   Link

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