Wait In The Truck

Album: yet to be titled (2022)
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  • I got turned around in some little town
    I'd never been to before
    Working my way through a middle-of-June
    Midnight thunderstorm
    There was something in the headlights
    It stopped me on a dime
    Well, she was scared to death, so I said
    Climb in and then she climbed
    Oh, yeah

    Well, she was bruised and broke from head to toe
    With a tear in her blood-stained shirt
    She didn't tell the whole truth but she didn't have to
    I knew what had happened to her
    I didn't load her down with questions
    That girl had been through enough
    I just threw it in drive, looked in those eyes
    And I asked her where he was

    I don't know if he's an angel
    'Cause angels don't do what he did
    He was hellbent to find the man behind
    All the whiskey scars I hid
    I never thought my day of justice
    Would come from a judge under a seat
    But I knew right then I'd never get hit again
    When he said to me

    Wait in the truck
    Just wait in the truck

    Well I knocked and knocked and no one came
    So I kicked in his double-wide door
    I let the hammer drop before he got
    To that twelve he was reaching for
    I didn't try to hide my pistol
    I didn't even try to run
    I just sat on the porch, smoking one of his cigarettes
    And waited for the cops to come

    I don't know if he's an angel
    'Cause angels don't do what he did
    He was hellbent to find the man behind
    All the whiskey scars I hid
    I never thought my day of justice
    Would come from a judge under a seat
    But I knew right then I'd never get hit again
    When he said to me

    Wait in the truck
    Just wait in the truck
    Whoa (whoa)
    Have mercy on me, Lord
    Have mercy on me
    Have mercy on me (hey), Lord

    It's been sixty months and she still comes
    To see me from time to time
    It was worth the price, to see a brighter side
    Of the girl I picked up that night
    And I might be here forever
    It ain't paradise that's true
    But it's whole hell of a lot better
    Than the place I sent him to, yeah

    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Wait in the truck (have mercy on me)
    Just wait in the truck
    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Wait in the truck (Lord, have mercy)
    Just wait in the truck
    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Have mercy on me, Lord
    Have mercy on me
    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Have mercy on me, Lord
    (Have mercy on me)
    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Wait in the truck
    Just wait in the truck
    (Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me)
    Wait in the truck
    Just wait in the truck (have mercy)

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