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08. The Hardest Job

1919: The Ballad of Rexford
by Mark Lee Townsend



 

Iím supposed to be the
strong one
Iím here standing in the hot
and cold
To bring the wages home
And I donít really care if Iím
misunderstood
Iím taking all the bruises
doing
what Iím told
To have something of our
own
And Iím not drinking
anymore than all the other
men
But, I canít say that Iím
drinking any less Maybe a
man has to be hardened
to last a lifetime
Live with your actions and
try not to second-guess
Why canít I stop myself from
bringing
the anger home
(Canít stop bringing the
anger home)
You know Iíd never want to
let you down
I beg forgiveness for a world
that
turns my heart to stone
(This world is turning my
heart to stone)
And leaves you here to wait
out
the comedown
Iím supposed to be the smart
one Creating what society
has bought and sold Like any
of it matters
And when I lay my head
down full of
hurt tonight
I realize it isnít worth an
speck of gold
A legacy in tatters
And when my lungs are still
burning from the smoke
within
And the white-hot of sparks
have left a scar again Can a
hard living man ever change
the way he lives
And double back to where
this whole nightmare began
Why canít I stop myself from
bringing
the anger home
(Canít stop bringing the
anger home)
You know Iíd never want to
let you down
I beg forgiveness for a world
that turns my heart to stone
(This world is turning my
heart to stone)
And leaves you here to wait
out the comedown
What canít I stop myself
from
bringing the anger home
I never want to hurt you love
You know I want to be the
man
That you can believe in
Iím sorry for every night that
you coward in fear
I canít explain whatís inside
my head
And I donít like what going
on
inside my heart
I know we canít keep going
on like this
As the hours turn to days
turn
to months turn to years
Why canít I stop myself from
bringing the anger home
(Canít stop bringing the
anger home)
You know Iíd never want to
let you down
I beg forgiveness for a world
that
turns my heart to stone
(This world is turning my
heart to stone)
And leaves you here to wait
out the comedown
Why canít I stop myself from
bringing the anger home
(Canít stop bringing the
anger home)
You know Iíd never want to
let you down
No, I never wanted to let you
down

MLT- guitars, piano, vocals JR McNeely-bass Chris Cooke-drums Cara Fox-cello Laura Sink-violin Matt Shelton-guest vocalist

 

 

 

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