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Settled Down

This song is by Richard Buckner and appears on the album Bloomed (1994).

Left the shack in the Rambler and we tumbled up north on One
Half-shelled, barbecue, third honeymoon and a sleepy son
We pulled along and wandered on about a year or so
And when the sun was low
The ditch was deep
And the glow the first to go

Drove past the kin once and again without a blink or a breath
Found the last room in town and settled in for a little rest
The night before the big red barn and tequila tears
And I feel so much lighter now than in my younger years

'Cause I'm younger now
History my dear friend
Years away you say my name
I'm settled down but I won't give up again

Years of trouble from a broken promise and a drop-jaw heart
At seventeen I'd never stopped to think that I'd have made it that far
Well who's to know we'd all built our lives on chaos and luck
I never knew the heart could take such a beating and still beat so much
After the stop sign night and a highway cry
Well dear we're still here
And sometimes I wonder what I was thinking of in that sinkhole year
Well Chico's gone like a shadow on the wall in our room tonight
And one of these days as the daylight fades
I'm just gonna lie down, dear, and turn out the light

'Cause I'm younger now
My history my dear friend
Years away you say my name
I'm settled down but I won't give up again

I know I stay out to late with the latin once in a while
We both know the temptation of a stone drunk's sad bitter friendly smile
The stars are out and when I am too dear I dream of you
And I miss you more as that wicked sun
Chews away at our precious moon

And I'm younger now
History my dear friend
Years away you say my name
I'm settled down but I won't give up again

Years away you say my name

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