Sometimes I don't know where this dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I can't even see the reason why
I guess I keep a-gamblin', lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
It's easier than just a-waitin' around to die

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, headed down to Tennessee
Well it's easier than just waitin' around to die

I came of age and I found a girl in a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit it on the sly
I tried to kill the pain, I bought some wine and hopped a train
Seemed easier than just waitin' 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 drug me back to Muskogee
And it's two long years I've been waitin around to die

Now I'm out of prison, I got me a friend at last
He don't drink or steal or cheat or lie
His names Codeine, he's the nicest thing I've seen
Together we're gonna wait around and die
Together we're gonna wait around and die


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  • +4
    General Commenthe wrote this song when he was only about 21! he had just gotten married...if you are a townes fan check out the documentary "be here to love me"...amazing!
    honeybee83on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHis name is codine, he's the nicest thing I'v seen
    Together we're gonna wait around and die

    Means a lot to me
    flightfromlucidityon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song
    Magell28on January 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTwo years ago I heard an ado coming from my father’s new cancer bedroom. It was this song. Seriously. I write lots of stuff on here so maybe i’m making things up. But no pure front up suck it for real. When I heard the song it shook me but I got it at the same time. Recently I felt I weird thing in my mouth tingling. When you’re near suicidal all you want to do is keep drinking whiskey and wine and tell no one and hope you just go down clean with some type of codeine. It’s not funny to your family but to you it’s just life. We’ll kill this pain. I’ve been drinking a gallon of vodka by the week. That might not seem much to many of you but I took ten years off so I’m freaking drowning in ‘whatever’. Peace for this post. I’m still coherent cogent collating my notes from past copies.
    Musically mandated egresson August 20, 2021   Link

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