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Comfortable

This song is by James McMurtry and appears on the album Walk Between The Raindrops (1998).

You never know when
You leave the house
You might come home
By a different route
It could take longer than you planned
It could get completely out of hand

If you let it slide if you let it slip
You could wonder how it came to this
In the neighborhood on a quiet night
Out beside the road in the flashing lights

Now I don't need to know the guy
Next door
I haven't seen him for a month or more
And This is how I like to live
He don't ask what I won't give

And I'm comfortable
Can't you see
I'm comfortable
So just let me be
It's the best you'll do on an average day
I'm comfortable
I'm gonna stay that way

Deny the flesh to save the soul
Deny the fact you're too damned old
Deny the flesh to save the flesh
For god's sake save whatever's left

But I will not stray from the well worn path
I will not stray so don't you even ask
And if you see me coming
Don't put your thumb in the air
'Cause I'll drive on by
And leave you standing there

Pick that guitar up off the stand
And play it like a full grown man
Play it till the walls come down
Twist the knobs till it shakes the ground

You never know when
You leave the house
You might come home
By a different route
By a different road than
The one you took
Don't give me that injured look

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