Empty Crown

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lyrics

i feel like lava in a long shadowed mountain
churnin in the dark
appetite feeds but no thought breathes
which reads that i am the spark

i feel like a candle lit by the roadside
while headlights burn on by
to commemorate a life where only
one lives to see it die

waking up late workin nine days straight
takin out the cans and the trash
no money down on an empty crown
that aint gonna wait for the cash

got me a lucky horseshoe
ways that wont do
oh what id give to feel a little bit free
im a day late, a coin toss, a way to pay it all off away
from feelin' like me

i feel like an old fox in the city
that scrounges late at night
too seldom to hurt or to pity
as he walks in pale city light

i feel like the glow of a long gone star
a billion miles away in the sky
bright death hurtles from afar
proclaiming the reason why

staying up late workin nine days straight
takin out the cans and the trash
no money down on an empty crown
that aint gonna wait for the cash

got me a lucky horseshoe
ways that wont do
oh what id give to be a little bit free
im a day late, a coin toss, a way to pay it all off away
from feelin' like me

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from Solitary Americana, released February 11, 2015

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