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I ain't from Texas
But I made my way from Dallas
And I know the lonesome sound is following
I ain't a gambler
But I can recognize a hand
And when to hold when queens are staring back at me
Once I was a carpenter
And man my hands were calloused
I could swing a metal mallet
Sure and straight
But I took to the highway
A poet young and hungry
And I left the timbers rotting where they lay
Forever I will move
Like the world that turns beneath me
And when I lose my direction
I look up to the sky
And when the black cloak drags upon the ground
I'll be ready to surrender
And remember
We're all in this together
If I live the life I'm given
I won't be scared to die
I don't come from Detroit
But her diesel motors pull me
And I follow till I finally lost my way
And now I spend my days in search
Of a woman we call purpose
And if I ever pass back through her town I'll stay
Forever I will move
Like the world that turns beneath me
And when I lose my direction
I look up to the sky
And when the black dress drags upon the ground
I'll be ready to surrender
And remember
We're all in this together
If I live the life I'm given
I won't be scared to die
My life is but a coin
Pulled from an empty pocket
Dropped into a slot with dreams of sevens close behind
Hope and fear go with it
And the moon and the sun go spinning
Like the numbers and the fruits
Before my eyes
Sometimes I hit, sometimes it robs me blind
Sometimes I hit, sometimes it robs me blind
Forever I will move
Like the world that turns beneath me
And when I lose my direction
I look up to the sky
And when the black cloak drags upon the ground
I'll be ready to surrender
And remember
Well, we're all in this together
If I live the life I'm given
I won't be scared to die

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