Perspective

by Billy Pettinger

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released February 8, 2013

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Track Name: American Cities
I like books where you can rip out the pages
From what I've learned, life always rearranges and lets you down
Don't let it get you down
In this world, it is worth waiting
Sometimes I think you don't know what you're saying
Get me out
Get me out of this town

And these American Cities
And these American streets
And these American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
And my Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get back again

I was up in arms, you were a write-off
Maybe you should just take the night off
I don't where it is that you go
And now I'm out of options and I'm stranded
And you've been drinking ever since we landed
If I'd known I would have just gone home

In these American Cities
These American streets
These American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
My Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get back again

Between the James and the boarded up dreams
Of a city decidedly lost
I was split, cut, divided in two
Void of a reason and waiting for you
Void of a reason and waiting for you
Void of a reason and waiting for you

And these American Cities
And these American streets
And these American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
My Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get
Gonna check my head before I ever get back again
Track Name: Boxcars
I ducked out out of the county fair and I drove out to the Old State Line
I was waiting for something real
Everybody said: "In good time"

Take me out to the boulevards
I grew up on the avenues
Show me something that ain't worth nothing
And why it means the world to you
And the cop car are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter what side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song

Wake me up when you hear them coming
Pull me close when my dreams get loud
Always on empty and always running
How we ever gonna make it out
Up in arms now and out of ammo
Are we just caught up in the getaway?
Counting comets and jumping boxcars
Two kids just trying to find their way
And the cop cards are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song
And the cop cars are playing our song
And the cop cars are playing our song
Track Name: Long Way from Home
Here we go again
I'm on the corner in the pouring rain
It always kills the way you use me up and I come back cause I can't get enough
I kind of feel like I am going insane
Stuck between where you don't mean what you say and I go away

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home

Can anybody pick me up
I'm out of money and I've had enough
I tried to call you but the line cut off
I haven't paid it in awhile, it's my fault
I always feel like I'm just one step away
From the end of it all and my big break
It could be any day

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home

We're halfway between the end and something that I cannot place
Get out of here while you can
Too soon to reset and erase

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Track Name: New Orleans Nights
Where I come from treats me fine
Cityscapes and neon lights
Subway cars and all night dives
Oh where I come from treats me fine

Why I left I still don't know
I just packed my bags and walked out the door
I guess I'm still looking for a place called home
Oh why I left, I still don't know

Have you ever seen a West Texas sunrise
You ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night

I've had lovers and I've had friends
Some I may not see again
Cause I broke some ties I just can't mend
Oh I've had lovers and I've had friends

When I'm leaving I just can't say
It might be tomorrow
Might have been today
Oh but darling know that you're not to blame
Oh when I'm leaving
I just can't say

You ever seen a West Texas sunrise
You ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night

Have you ever seen a West Texas sunrise
Have you ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night
Play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night
Play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night