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JASON ISBELL Brand New Kind Of Actress

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL Brand New Kind Of Actress Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

You said you heard of me, so why are you so afraid?

some minor changes made, you missed the big parade
another filthy day, another Hollywood sign
you missed the caution line, and you just walked right in.
YOU WALKED RIGHT IN
there’s somebody here, somebody you once knew
you took a liking to, your conversation cues
the way you cut your hair, the time you did it yourself
you’re like a hired help, the way you fit right in
THE WAY YOU FIT RIGHT IN

‘CAUSE YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE THE SAME OLD STUBBORN WAITRESS, BABY
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS

you swim the the other way, you put your seat upstream
so many hopes and dreams, so many in betweens
your new reality, just make yourself at home
he’s always watchin’ me, he’ never been alone
SO YOU JUST WALKED RIGHT IN

‘CAUSE YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE THE SAME OLD STUBBORN WAITRESS, BABY
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS

you met that greasy guy, I don’t care what you did
in 1965, before the wife and kid
I’ll leave my jacket on, so sorry I can’t stay
just put the piece away.
just put the piece away, let me call a cab
we’ll go our separate ways, we’ll go our separate ways
just put the piece away, I don’t care what you did
back in younger days, just put the piece away
PUT IT AWAY

‘CAUSE YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
YOU’RE THE SAME OLD STUBBORN WAITRESS, BABY
YOU’RE A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS

‘CAUSE I’M A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
I’M A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS
I’M THE SAME OLD STUBBORN WAITRESS, BABY
I’M A BRAND NEW KIND OF ACTRESS

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JASON ISBELL To A Band That I Loved

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL To A Band That I Loved Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

Though everyone tried to ignore us
We’d scared them all off by the chorus
There you stood looking proud
What was left of the crowd at our show
And I was 22 backwoods years old

You were singing that night by yourself
And I thought I was the only one left
From an old southern town
New ideas bouncing round in my head
And I thought everyone like me was dead

And somehow you put down my fears on a page
When I still had nothing to say
And how I miss you today
May you find what you gave, all that hope
Somewhere down at the end of your rope

Now I know you’ll be fine on your own
And your families all need you at home
And the dream was just smoke
At least you all got the joke off the bat
And you were alright with that

And somehow I’m still out here burning my days
Your voice makes the miles melt away
I’ll be guarding your place
In the lights on the stage of my heart
I guess we’re all still finding our part

And somehow I’m still out here seeing your faces
In likely and unlikely places
Somewhere playing too loud
Or in what’s left of the crowd at our show
Hanging out when it’s past time to go
Hanging out when it’s past time to go

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JASON ISBELL Palmetto Rose

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL Palmetto Rose Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

Palmetto rose in the A/C vent
Cross-stitch pillow where the headrest went
Said his cab was his orneriest friend
Left hand jumping the trees in the wind

Thought he had the red lights memorized
Glass in the gravel like the stars in the sky
In that slow-motion minute between living and dead
He looked in my eyes and he told me, he said

It’s war that I wage to get up every day
It’s a fiberglass boat, it’s azaleas in May
It’s the women I love and the law that I hate
But Lord, let me die in the Iodine State
Lord, let me die in the Iodine State

Palmetto rose in the sidewalk mud
Dirty white stem and a big green bud
Catch them coming out of a King Street store
Some bullshit story about the Civil War

Now, you can believe what you want to believe
But there ain’t no making up a basket weave
Everybody in the tri-county knows
Who makes the best palmetto rose

And it’s war that we wage to get up every day
It’s a basket of sweetgrass, a wedding bouquet
It’s the ladies I love and the law that I hate
But Lord, let me die in the Iodine State
Lord, let me die in the Iodine State

Out on Sullivan’s Island, they’re swimming
On the beach where the big boats rolled in
With the earliest slaves and their children
Our first American kin

Here on King Street we’re selling our roses
Two for a five dollar bill
At night, after everything closes
I follow my own free will
And I take in my fill
I take in my fill

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JASON ISBELL Hudson Commodore

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL Hudson Commodore Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

Time between the glory days and the golden years
She did the work of 20 able men
Sent Tommy off to school to be an engineer
And Sarah went to try out all the sins

She took to taking tea out in the Belvedere
Bourbon in the evenings by the fire
As if the Great Depression never made it here
As if she had defeated her desire

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore

A doctor then a lawyer then a Roosevelt
Tried to take her underneath their wing
She was in her 20’s in the Bible Belt
Before she knew she didn’t need a thing

She didn’t need their pity on a single girl
She didn’t need their help to raise the brood
She wouldn’t be returning to her daddies world
She didn’t want a better attitude

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore

She just wanted to ride in a Delahaye 135
She just wanted to ride in a Hudson Commodore
No need to worry anymore

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JASON ISBELL Speed Trap Town

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL Speed Trap Town Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

She said, It’s none of my business but it breaks my heart
Dropped a dozen cheap roses in my shopping cart
Made it out to the truck without breaking down
Everybody knows you in a speed trap town

Well it’s a Thursday night but there’s a high school game
Sneak a bottle up the bleachers and forget my name
These 5A bastards run a shallow cross
It’s a boy’s last dream and a man’s first loss

And it never did occur to me to leave ’til tonight
And there’s no one left to ask if I’m alright
I’ll sleep until I’m straight enough to drive, then decide
If there’s anything that can’t be left behind

The doctor said Daddy wouldn’t make it a year
But the holidays are over and he’s still here
How long can they keep you in the ICU?
Veins through the skin like a faded tattoo

Was a tough state trooper ’til a decade back
When that girl who wasn’t Mama caused his heart attack
He didn’t care about us when he was walking around
Just pulling women over in a speed trap town

But it never did occur to me to leave ’til tonight
When I realized he’ll never be alright
Sign my name and say my last goodbye, then decide
That there’s nothing here that can’t be left behind

The road got blurry when the sun came up
So I slept a couple hours in the pickup truck
Drank a cup of coffee by an Indian mound
A thousand miles away from that speed trap town
A thousand miles away from that speed trap town

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JASON ISBELL Something More Than Free

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL Something More Than Free Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

When I get home from work
I’ll call up all my friends
And we’ll go bust up something beautiful we’ll have to build again

When I get home from work
I’ll wrestle off my clothes
And leave them right inside the front door
’cause nobody’s home to know

You see, a hammer finds a nail
And a freight train needs the rail
And I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts
I’m just lucky to have the work
Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church
But I thank God for the work

When I get my reward, my work will all be done
And I will sit back in my chair beside the Father and the Son
No more holes to fill. And no more rocks to break
And no more loading boxes onto trucks for someone else’s sake

‘Cause the hammer needs a nail
And the poor man’s up for sale
Guess I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts
I’m just lucky to have the work
And every night I dream I’m drowning in the dirt
But I thank God for the work

And the day will come. When I’ll find a reason
And somebody proud to love a man like me
My back is numb, my hands are freezing
What I’m working for is something more than free

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts
I’m just lucky to have the work
Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church
But I thank God for the work

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JASON ISBELL The Life You Chose

Welcome to thetheologyofjoe Lyrics JASON ISBELL The Life You Chose Lyrics, singer by JASON ISBELL

Who are you if not the one I met
One July night before the town went wet
Jack and coke in your momma’s car
You were reading The Bell Jar

Where are you if you’re not on your own?
Always lonely, never quite alone
Where’s the Jesus that you swore you’d find
After running the last line

Are you living the life you chose
Are you living the life that chose you
Are you taking a grown up dose
Do you live with a man who knows you
Like I thought I did back then
But I guess I never did
Did I, kid?

I got lucky when I finished school
Lost three fingers to a faulty tool
Settled out of court, I’m no one’s fool
You probably knew

There’s plenty left to make a getaway
I’ve spent enough nights in the bluegrass state
We could go somewhere where people stay up late
Or just somewhere new

Are you living the life you chose
Are you living the life that chose you
Are you taking a grown up dose
Do you live with a man who knows you
Like I thought I did back then
But I guess I never did
Did I kid?

Here I am inviting you to throw your life away
Victim of nostalgia, maybe Tanqueray
Just tonight I realized that I am still in your backseat
Nothing I’ve had since has meant a thing to me

Are you living the life you chose
Are you living the life that chose you
Are you taking a grown up dose
Do you live with a man who knows you
Like I thought I did back then
But I guess I never did
Did I kid?

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