Death in Las Cruces

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DEATH IN LAS CRUCES

It's New Year's Eve in Echo Park
and everyone's getting high inside a teepee
feeling each other up, and going down

My love is far away
and her phone is off and I've fallen prey
to the alcohol, drugs and orgies that surround me

Then I find myself in Las Cruces
sitting by the side of the road
holding a cardboard sign saying
Anything Helps - God Bless and I am waiting
for the Lord to take me home

It's New Year's Day above L.A.
and finally I'm awake beside a stranger,
feeling my head explode and getting sick

My love is far away
and her phone's still off and I have to say
that I think this might just be the worst year ever

Then I found myself in Las Cruces
lying by the side of the road
next to a cardboard sign saying
Anything Helps - God Bless and I'm still waiting
for the Lord to take me home

I don't know how I got here
I don't know where I'm from
I don't know where I'm going
and I sure don't know how come

I've taken to religion
It's all that I've got left
when I'm not high or wishing I was drowning
my regrets (in tears, and beers)

Soon I'm gonna die in Las Cruces
Bury me by the side of the road
Put up a cardboard sign saying
Nothing Ever Helped, But God Bless and he's still waiting
for the Lord to take me home

Waiting for the Lord to take me home
Take me far away from Las Cruces
Fly me high on over your Organ Mountains
I know that's where you keep your Pearly Gates

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from The Hobo Life EP, released November 4, 2016

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