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Ballad of Oregon

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Of all the things that please you
You’d have thought I’d found a way
Though I probably shouldn’t think of it
I think most every day
Yeah, I know you hear my voice sometimes
Just in a different way
Oh, I feel you in my sleep these nights
But lose you come the day-a-hey-hey…

Why don’t we go to Oregon
And chase some kind of dream?
The sky feels bigger in the country
And I could use some room to breathe
Well, I’ve never felt so lonely
As I do when you’re with me
I’ll be whistling about my secrets
I’ll get naked with the trees
I’ll be breaking through the winter
Catching glimpses through the seams

One more time, singing
Over the line
That I want something that just isn’t mine
But I do…
Get into whiskey
And I’ll settle my mind
Oh, the way things were was treating everyone just fine
And now for you…

So I stretched out all my thoughts
About as far as they can go
Let me occupy my mind
Let me pacify my soul
And, If I’m every feeling crazy
Find the words to let you know
Think I might stop my boyish stutter
Think I’d learn to let you go
Think I’d make it through the winter
Think I’d find some room to grow

Oh, these are the debts we think we know
To wanting something I am losing touch with
Things I’ll never live to hold

So I am sending out a message
I’ll get through to you somehow
I’ll surround myself with everything
That occupies me now
I get drunk and I get reckless
I get scared and I get stoned
Oh, I get scared when I’m alone
I guess I thought you would’ve known
I guess I figured it had shown

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Every time I leave you
It gets difficult to find my way back home
(There’s got to be another choice,
There’s got to be an answer on your own)
Every time I see you
It gets difficult to leave these things alone

One more time, singing
Over the line
That I want something that just isn’t mine
But I do…
Get into whiskey
And I’ll settle my mind
Oh just get in the car
I kiss my folks, my friends goodbye
And say I do…

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