Thrilled To Be Here

by These Wild Plains

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1.
04:23
Don’t have to worry no more It’s just the voice in there Telling me all his dreams Wishing I was dead Darlin’ take my hand Cause this is no way to spend All the years we’ve been Living life in sin ‘Cause we live on borrowed time My tears will only lie Separate state of mind It’s only to survive Look into my eyes You can’t let me be Look into my heart You can’t let me leave If I could sleep it off Lord you know I would But that’s the worst of it Gone if I could
2.
03:32
Remember the time I tried to find the source of the limelight But only found a bottle instead? I started the fight in the backseat of your car Out hiding from the neon So no one finds out who you are Keep it in line? I just don't have time for that When you're trying not to say What you actually mean Am I blessed? Am I cursed? Not sure which is worse Yeah, they'll call you a quitter When you're only trying to make your life better I'm just being honest Could you just be honest When you're trying to say What you actually mean I'm not sure what I'm supposed to say When I'm leaving Yeah, well I'll do what I can To call it even So just be honest Could you just be honest When you're trying to say What you actually mean Oh, they call you a quitter
3.
03:01
The night was cold and dark A special kind of black Shining on the lake just like a diamond Saw him in the distance Through that glowing window pane I knew right then how this was gonna play Sweet Baby James ringing on that Zodiac Leaning on it, trying to decide his fate Saw me in the glass behind him Eyes locked straight ahead Turning ‘round will never save your name No, turning ‘round will never save your name Some will say they saw me walk with him that day Others saw him jumping from a train Cause I went to gun him down But swear he got away Leaned in close, to tell him how it’s gonna be Saw the sweat bead, and falling to his knees Five is what I got, son, but one is all I need To send you to a place you’ve only dreamed Some will say they saw me walk with you that day Others saw you jumping from a train If I had it my way, I’d be visiting your grave Cause I went to gun you down Went to gun you down But swear you got away
4.
This must be the last bar in the valley That’ll serve us without asking how much we've had I'd be lying if I said I was thrilled to be here But I'll gladly throw a few more on the tab And I'll keep on buying Until I'm good and through Sorting out what I've got Going on with you Yeah, it's true I've got a shorter temper Than I used to have when we first met Well, I'd be lying if I said I was thrilled to be me Staring down the wrong side of regret You say that I'm a liar Oh but honey, so are you So let's just keep on lying 'Til we stumble on the truth So I'll keep on lying Until I believe it's true Would you leave the light on 'Til I stumble home to you
5.
04:16
I know all about you And I finally see That you take what you want, girl I’m just tryin to believe That I was, once, all you need I heard all about boys who tried to compete They stay a bit longer than anyone needs To stay, with, your kind of mean Still tryin’ to fight Still gonna fight your needs If a deal with the devil don’t make you complete Just try to remember, what each of ‘em said To heed, the signs are all you need
6.
02:20
A man in the mirror Of a two-star motel in Oklahoma Stands and stares Lets the faucet run until the water's scalding hot I wonder what the folks back home Would think if they could see me now A lit cigarette And a half a glass quart of 3.2 Banquet I lean on the rail And flick the glowing cherry down to the parking lot I wonder where the maid goes When she clocks out at the end of the night? All I know is that I hope her bed Is more comfortable than the one I'm on tonight
7.
Cut my teeth in a place called trust I realized too late, well it just ain’t enough Your munition will have a straight face ‘Bout the only thing going that ain’t gonna stray The pain is something that you gotta earn It is what it is until it ain’t your turn I’ll settle up then I say goodbye I see you there burning and I won’t even try You got a way of bringing out the worst in me
8.
03:36
I don't have much to give you Except a little drinking problem and a broken back I don't have too much to say to you But I'll stick around as long as you want me to I know it's tough to be my companion A little bit long on the time I take from you I know it's rough to stick on with me But I'll stick around as long as you want me to And I know it may seem you're not on my mind And I know that you might not always be around Yes I know the best of me, well, it ain't that much to see But I'll stick around as long as you want me to And I know it may seem you're not on my mind And I know that you might not always be around Hell, I know the best of me, well, it ain't that much to see But I'll stick around as long as you want me to I'll stick around as long as you want me to
9.
I will never be forgotten For the things I haven't done But I'll surely be remembered By you and everyone For never being around and always away Somehow I am lost out here Amongst the trash behind the bar I'm just looking for an outlet To make my final curtain call Oh, whether here or there, it's always the same I will never be the one to do right Settle down and change my ways again Even if you would embrace who I am Would you really want to stay? I should drag my body across the asphalt To the pay phone by the door Maybe say some things I don't mean to say Or I could figure it all out once the morning comes And my headache's gone away I will never be the one to do right And send you down to change your name again Even though you just don't care where I am Hell, I just called to say Happy Birthday
10.
Let's share a few with the ones around A toast loud enough to drown out all the sounds A shot for you and two for me Hiding all the truth right or wrong Right or wrong One more round just to chase ‘em off I’ll see ‘em in the light of the morning When the bottle’s gone I ain’t giving up, this ain’t giving in Just trying to keep this thing on the road With ‘em closing in They’ll run wild if you let ‘em Cause you drag me further in, I don’t feel I’m safe Keep holding on, but I’m losing faith You hide until you find a soul weak like me But god damn I wish I said no

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released September 6, 2019

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Ben Vosk
Rob Motes
Nick Mercado
Steve Lord

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