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This song is by Bill Mallonee and appears on the album Stolen Kisses & Other Thefts (2006) and on the album Footnotes For Departures (2012).

I guess I was expecting
Better from myself
Always this nagging feeling
I should be somewhere else
Home well now there's the rub
Mine could stand a shine

Now there's a thousand miles between
Some motel room and a back porch swing
Of what used to be otherwise

I was living under the colored lights
They're now breaking monochrome
I fractured blessed images
I once made and then owned
And home I made a good one once
There was no disguise

Now there's a thousand miles between
A heartbeat and a back porch swing
Of what used to be otherwise
So I'll play you a certain card
Every time my mind gets loud
But it'll never sweep the hand
When my heart's gone so far south
And I'll roll you a couple of dice
Every time I'm dying to live
You can read it in the gambler's eyes
But it's speaking in his fingertips

I have this dream quite frequently
Where I am blind and lame
Stumbling through forgotten cities
Looking for my name
And home well I became one once
Under those clearer skies

Now there's a thousand miles between
Some motel room and a back porch swing
Of what used to be otherwise

Credits

  • Written by Bill Mallonee

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