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I don't need your liquor, boys, don't need your wine
Cause I get more loaded off of turpentine
I been buying funny shrooms off of cowboy June
And just burning out my eyes from that Colorado moon
Like an anarchist in Texas that I used to know
I’ve got a wine jug grin and a kerosene soul

Boys, I'm through with them turpentine blues

I’ve been writing all these songs on my dead flaking skin
With a freight train voice that's off the tracks again
There's a black mountain angel and I sometimes like to see her
Singing something sweet down by the river stream
The women south are easy, boys, it's just my luck
They're like apples on the orchard waiting to be plucked

Boys, I'm through with them southern belle blues

I’ve been strumming on these dead strings instead of doing time
For bootlegging whiskey mixed with turpentine
Back home my woman's waiting with a pot of possum stew
A suicide novel and a loaded .22
Cause the girls all go rabid in the morning when I crow
With my steam engine heart and my Oklahoma soul

Boys, I'm through with them turpentine blues


from Heart In A Mason Jar, released December 7, 2012



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