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  1. Linden Street

From the recording Full Circle

Lyrics

It's Bob she said
Without picking up the phone
He only calls when he's been drinking
Sometimes I'm lonely
But I'm better off alone she said
And she just let the phone keep ringing
 
I could pick up
And pick up where we left off
And sometimes I think that I want to
Other times I wish
That I could just run off
Like all those lucky men do
 
 When I first met him
He really swept me off of my feet
He could have had any girl back then
And sooner than we should have
We found that house on Linden Street
And I felt like I was better than all the rest of them
 
I spent my days playing house
We spent our nights playing cards
And making love until our sweat chilled
Then he got fired for stealing
And things started getting harder
I started working at the mill
 
He said he'd find something
And I would kiss him at the door
The smell of coffee and bacon frying
But he didn't want to settle
Like he had those times before
And one day he just stopped trying
 
He said he'd be out hunting
But I knew that he was not
He'd come home smelling like beer or perfume
He'd be at the bar
With Dickie selling pot
Or up the stairs in Ginny Lynn's room
 
Well it was late one night
And I was feeling awful beat
I heard his car pull up the driveway
God damn that fight
Woke up half of Linden Street
And I watched him drive away
 
Now when I was a young girl
My daddy told me I was a princess
But I've never met a soul who felt the same
Those nights alone
When I am stoned out of my senses
Are the only times this crazy world feels sane
 
It's Bob she said
Without picking up the phone
He only calls when he's been drinking
Sometimes I'm lonely
But I'm better off alone she said
And she just let the phone keep ringing