Be Somebody

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Well Merle is saying I'm along to bed.
The sun is gone so I go down there and
silver dollar is a wise man's head
but in the hand then you can be somebody.
so the silver it'll turn to lead
Something shiver
it's a long lay down there.
and mama's sun is a friend of a gun,
well he's just trying to be somebody.

Oh well to be somebody,
is it worth to leave somebody?
Is it good to be somebody when
when you give it all to get it again.

Well Merle is talking to his God again,
Saint Elizah is/wrote a song he should be
singing it's a sentimental time for this,
Father of lies in line to be somebody.

He just got paid by the painter,
it's a life of red and waiting.
but that maybe ain't no savior
it's a life he found it waiting.
That sound out loud is
guilty now those dogs are chasin, rain and then
that house is sinking down but now
those bastard saints are saving him.

Well Merle is saying now I'm off to bed,
but it's a song that I will go down playing.
That silver dollar is a wise man's friend,
but on my eyes I tried to be somebody.
well in a battle I couldn't buy a bed,
but now they say that I did lay forever
cause/and mama's son is as dead as a gun,
I was just trying ah to be somebody, yeah,
Oh, to be somebody,
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from Better Than Medicine, released February 7, 2014

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Tallgrass Fort Collins, Colorado

Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels, enemy of the owl - Tallgrass sings songs of happiness and sorrow. This trio from Fort Collins brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked guitar, and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound.

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