Waiting Around To Die

by Charlie Stout

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On the 75th anniversary of the birth of Townes Van Zandt

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Sometimes I don't know where
This dirty road is taking me
Sometimes I can't even see the reason why
I guess I keep a-gamblin'
Lots of booze and lots of ramblin'
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

One time, friends, I had a ma
I even had a pa
He beat her with a belt once 'cause she cried
She told him to take care of me
Headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just waitin' around to die

I came of age and I found a girl
In a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit in on the sly
I tried to kill the pain, bought some wine
And hopped a train
Seemed easier than just waitin' around to die

A friend said he knew
Where some easy money was
We robbed a man, and brother did we fly
The posse caught up with me
And drug me back to Muskogee
It's two long years I've been waitin' around to die

Now I'm out of prison
I got me a friend at last
He don't drink or steal or cheat or lie
His name's Codine
He's the nicest thing I've seen
Together we're gonna wait around and die
Together we're gonna wait around and die

credits

released March 7, 2019
Recorded in Tucson, Arizona at Casita De Los Suenos

"JRS-34 Phantom" ribbon mic prototype by Roger Cloud

UAD Apollo Twin Duo

Neve 1073, LA-2A Legacy, Oxide, AKG-BX20, Sonnox Oxford Limiter plug-ins by UAD

Logic Studio X, 2011 13" MacBook Pro

Yamaha HPH-MT5 Headphones

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Charlie Stout Lubbock, Texas

A native of West Virginia, now a resident of West Texas, Charlie Stout draws on experience as a photographer and filmmaker to write cinematic lyrics of life and death on the New American Frontier.

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