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​Waitin' Around to Die

This song is by Townes Van Zandt and appears on the album Acoustic Blue (2003).

This song has been covered by The Be Good Tanyas under the title "Waiting Around to Die".
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May 05, 2013
Sometimes I don't know where
This dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I don't even know the reason why
I guess I keep a-gamblin'
Lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
Well it's easier than just waitin' around to die

One time, friends, I had a ma
I even had a pa
He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried
She told him to take care of me
Headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

Well I came of age and I found a girl
In a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine
And hopped a train
Well it's easier than just waitin' around to die

A friend said he knew
Where some easy money was
We robbed a man, and brother did we fly
The posse caught up with me
And drug me back to Muskogee
Two long years waitin' around to die

Now I'm out of prison
I got me a friend at last
Well he don't drink or steal or cheat or lie
Well his names Codine
Hes the nicest thing I've seen
Together were gonna wait around and die
Together were gonna wait around and die

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Townes Van Zandt