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Miss Emily's Picture

In the style of

John Conlee

Lyrics

i wake up
in the mornin' in
a state of fright
on the wrong side
of the bed all night
clingin' to the broken
heart inside my head

open my eyes and
i move my hand
from 'round
her pillow
to the nightstand
and straighten
miss emily's picture
by my bed

go to the office
the work's piled up
pour three fingers
bourbon in my
coffee cup

and cry on my
best friend's
shoulder
down the hall

feels so lonely
when i close the door
bite my nails and
i walk the floor
and straighten
miss emily's picture
on my wall

look out my window
and what do i see
nothin' but pain
lookin' back at me

and all that my
future means to me
is tossin' yesterday's
love out into the wind
and straighten
miss emily's picture
now and then

leave my office
and i go downtown
to a little bar we
all hang around
laugh drink beer
and shoot pool
and have a ball

when the laughter
stops and the hurtin'
takes hold
reach in my pocket
for my billfold
and show
miss emily's picture
to 'em all

i stagger in the house
and i slam the door
and scatter
my clothes all
over the floor
wishin' i could do
the same thing
in my head

drink a beer
and i eat a bite
and just before
i turn out the light
straighten
miss emily's picture
by my bed

look out my window
and what do i see
nothin' but pain
lookin' back at me

and all that my
future means to me
is tossin' yesterday's
love out into the wind
and straighten
miss emily's picture
now and then

Details

  • Duration : 3:44
  • Key : E
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1981
  • Language : English

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