Waitin' Around To Die
(Townes Van Zandt)

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 on gamblin',
lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
It's easier than just a-waitin' 'round 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,
she headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just a-waitin' 'round to die.

I came of age and 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 a-waitin' 'round to die.

A friend said he knew where some easy money was
We robbed a man and brother did we fly
The posse caught up with me,
took me back to Muskogee
It's two long years, just a-waitin' 'round to die.

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

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Last update: May 9, 2004
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