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Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime

Release Date : July 1, 2003

Lyrics

1. TESTIFY

It was in the spring on a sunny day
saw a good boy turn and go the wrong way
he was too busy looking hard as stone
to ever realize he was all alone

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wanna testify ’bout the things I’ve seen
wash my hands but they never come clean
testify some win some lose
everybody’s gonna have to stand accused
Saw a little girl in a redneck bar
ain’t so sure she wants to go that far
can’t drink liquor ‘less she holds her nose
she’s about to find out that everything goes

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It was in the spring on a sunny day
saw a good boy turn and go the wrong way
he was too busy being hard as stone
to ever realize he was all alone

2. SANCTIFIED WOMAN

I went lookin for a sanctified woman
she was just the kind of woman I was hopin’ to find
I left home in the middle of December
she’s the only kind of woman could keep me in line
I found a girl just across the line in Georgia
she was livin’ by the highway in a pink doublewide
we left town in a 79 camaro
had a bag full of nothin’ and a bottle of wine

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Can’t you see me go up in flames
Can’t you hear me screamin’ your name
I need some redemption today
from that sanctified woman
I went back to my home in Alabama
saw my Daddy in the driveway with a tear in his eye
he said “son, what you doin’ with that woman?”
said I gotta keep on runnin’ ‘fore I run outta time

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I don’t even know I don’t even know
what we’re gonna do where we’re gonna go
I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know
well we gotta go somewhere cause we sure ain’t got no home

3. ANOTHER CHANCE

Livin’ with my back against the wall
nowhere but forward to fall
I close my eyes somebody catch my breath
oh my Lord let’s get on board
the ride’s gonna scare me to death
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Don’t wanna leave before my time is done
don’t wanna stick around when my race is run
don’t wanna go before they call my dance
don’t wanna die askin’ for another chance
Come help me poor Richard
won’t you help me raise a glass
here’s to me and here’s to you
may your dreams all come to pass
cruel trick of time is played in the wink of an eye
heaven’s above don’t need no shove
the years go sailin by

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Another game of chance
a lifetime come and gone
I guess it’s up to me
don’t wanna sing another man’s song
I wanna say what Grandma said
lying on her dying bed
Yea I’ve been cheated, mistreated
I don’t have to say that yet

4. NOTHIN FOR YOU

Well excuse me baby
what in the world is goin’ on?
got an earful of trouble
when I called you on the telephone
Well you’re screamin’ and a cryin’
bitchin’ how bad you been used
well I ain’t got nothin for you
now I’m strappin’ on my travelin’ shoes

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I ain’t got nothin’ for you
I ain’t got nothin’ for you
don’t stand there with your hand out honey
I ain’t got nothin’ for you
I ran into your mama
at the bar last Saturday night
the last thing I’d ever want to do
is not to treat you right
she’s been tellin’ every body in town
I’m the one you need
well my tracks out of the driveway’ll
be the last thing you see of me

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I can’t shut you up
I can’t shut you down
I can’t shut you off
you’re still around

5. NORMALTOWN

Down in Normaltown
everywhere around
everything is square or is round
Andalusian dogs
never made the grade
movie houses patrons are so plain

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While the rest of the world
keeps spinnin’ around and round
life goes on in Normaltown
1989 everyone was fine
contented while they stood around in line
they were so impressed
standing in the grass
home and then for beddy-bye they dressed

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while the rest of the world
keeps spinnin’ around and round
life goes on in Normaltown
You can never go home
but that don’t bring me down
life goes on in Normaltown
Mayor John Doe Normal
sat back and watched all his servants
working day to day
big shot Mayor Normal
never saw it coming when they
took his little crown away
In Normaltown they say
a man can make his life
find a Normal girl to make his wife
Normaltown is home
I guess it’s just as well
now you know why this is a living hell

6. TRAIN ROLLIN’

I don’t wanna hear it
I don’t wanne hear it
I been raisin’ hell again
I know we’ve been through it
I put myself into it
feel like I might crawl out my skin
I’m so sick and tired
of being sick and tired
same old cliche in the end
baby when you kiss me
you know I’m drinkin’ whiskey
“go to hell, me” all over again

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I’m a train train rollin’
rollin over you
a train train rollin’
ain’t nothin you can do
I don’t even know ya
what makes you think I owe ya
I got problems of my own
baby in a carriage
low rent psycho marriage
feelin I might go all night
or maybe more
Baby’s sick and tired
of bein’ sick and tired
same old cliche in the end
baby when you kiss me
you know I’m drinkin whiskey
“go to hell, me” all over again

7. ANGELINE

She left home with my last name
left her mark tattooed on the back of my brain
she was a friend of mine
same old story you heard a thousand times
i had nickels that girl wanted dimes
she was my valentine
If you see that girl out walkin’ your way
throw your hand up and tell her i said “hey.”
come on home
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Oh Angeline
where have you gone?
She had enough money to get herself outta town
next thing I know she’s New Orleans bound
she’s my own
I stay home and try to make ends meet
she’s turnin tricks down on Royal Street
she’s long gone
If you see that girl out walkin’ the wrong way
turn her around and send her back my way
come on back home

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she ain’t got nothin’ but the clothes on her back i know
she ain’t got nobody to tell her where she needs to go
she ain’t got no friends no family nowhere, nohow
she ain’t got nothin

8. SURE WAS GOOD

Havin’ bad luck ain’t no crime
Lord knows I’ve rolled boxcars in my time
but it sure was good
it was good as it could be
sure was good
it was good enough for me
sure was good
I’ve been in places I don’t belong
sometimes felt like I was too far gone
but it sure was good
it was good as it could be
sure was good
nearly knocked me off my feet
sure was good
sometimes easy sometimes not
hope I did the best with what I’ve got
sure was good

9. SCARE THE DEVIL

I got this self tied noose around my neck
standin’ on the tracks just waitin’ for my own trainwreck
keep yourself on your side and I’ll keep me on mine
keep yourself to yourself and we’ll get along just fine

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You say the Devil made you do it, with a smile
raisin’ hell and howlin’ at the moon
I’m gonna put yo ass back in line
I’m gonna scare the Devil outta you
You can take your good advice and shove it up your ass
in the race of life I’m always gonna come out last
I can walk the line and I can toe the mark
but I ain’t got no time for a broken heart

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I got this self tied noose around my neck
standin’ on the tracks just waitin for my own trainwreck
keep yourself on your side and I’ll keep me on mine
keep yourself to yourself and we’ll get along just fine

10. MUSCADINE

Way down there in South Carolina
everybody told me there ain’t no woman finer
never gonna listen to what all my friends say
never gonna leave her for one whole day

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Muscadine
my girl’s sweeter than a muscadine
Way down there below the Mason Dixon
everybody knows she’s a red haired vixen
never gonna listen to what my mama say
never gonna see her after today
Muscadine
sweetest berry hangin’ on the vine

11. FREEBORN MAN

I was born in the Southland
twenty some odd years ago
I left home for the first time
when I was four years old

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I’m a freeborn man
my home is on my back
I know every inch of highway
every foot of backroad
every mile of railroad track
I got a gal in Cincinnati
a little woman in San Antone
I always loved the gal next door
and any old place is home

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I got this worn out guitar
carry it in an old tote sack
hocked it about a hundred times
but I always get it back

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You may not like my appearance
and you may not like my song
you may not like the way i talk
but you’ll like the way I’m gone

Bad Luck Aint No Crime