Legs And Scars

Album: Shooting The Bull (2008)
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  • I feel her in the wind sometimes blowing up the sheets on my clothesline,
    Headed out of Jackson looking for a new life
    Got me staring at the sun all day scared of myself
    Because nothing has changed, I guess I used to need a reason
    To put the needle in my vein.
    She says I met someone out on that Indian reservation.
    Baby it was just like in that old Emmylou song
    Now we're living on the highway selling blankets
    And we got kids.

    You must have been alone, you must have thought I was asleep
    There must have been one tear running down your cheek.
    As you're tying up your hair, putting on your shoes in the dark
    There's liquor on your breath and you're breathing hard.
    You got legs and I got scars.

    It was a Friday night I knew something was wrong
    Because we didn't fight, we just talked a little bit.
    Now you're getting dressed in the morning sun
    Putting high heels and lipstick on and I'm thinking it was better than
    Putting bullets in the gun.
    She says I need some time away from this house and the coal mine.
    But oh, do you remember that barbed wire fence
    And the sycamore limbs I had you up against you were doing me wrong
    Leaving in our mind somewhere.

    You must have been alone, you must have thought I was asleep
    There must have been one tear running down your cheek.
    As you're tying up your hair, putting on your shoes in the dark
    I bet you never thought leaving me would be so hard.
    You got legs and I got scars.

    You must have said it to yourself how could anybody be so cruel.
    To do all the things honey that I done to you.
    I hope he leaves you in the night hands down on the bathroom floor
    You're the reason I don't wear my seatbelt anymore,
    As you're counting up your scars
    Well honey I got more.

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