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Waiting Around To Die

Townes Van Zandt

 C#mAm
|e|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|B|-------1-------1-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-------1-------1-|
|G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
|D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|A|-0---------------0---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
|E|---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|


 F#mDmC#mAm
|e|---1-------1-------1-------1-----|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|B|-------3-------3-------3-------3-|-------1-------1-------1-------0-|
|G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
|D|-0---------------0---------------|---------------------------------|
|A|---------0---------------0-------|-0---------------0---------------|
|E|---------------------------------|---------0---------------0-------|


 G#mEmC#mAm
|e|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|B|-------0-------0-------0-------0-|-------1-------1-------1-------0-|
|G|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
|D|---------2-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|A|-2---------------2---------------|-0---------------0---------------|
|E|-------------------------3-------|---------0---------------0-------|


 F#mDmC#mAmG#mEm
|e|---1-------1-------1-------1-----|---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|B|-------3-------3-------3-------3-|-------1-------1-------0-------0-|
|G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------0-------0---|
|D|-0---------------0---------------|---------2-----------------------|
|A|---------0---------------0-------|-0---------------2---------------|
|E|---------------------------------|-------------------------3-------|


 C#mAm
|e|---0-------0-------0---------0---||
|B|-------1-------1-------1-------0-||
|G|-----2-------2-------2-----------o|
|D|---------------------------------o|
|A|-0---------------0---------------||
|E|---------0---------------0h3-----|| (repeat)


Lyrics:

 C#mF#m
 Sometimes I don't know where this dirty road is taking me

 C#mG#m
Sometimes I don't even know the reason why

 C#m
guess I'll keep a'gambling

 F#m
Lots of booze and lots of rambling

 C#mG#mC#m
It's easier than just a-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
She headed down to Tennessee
It's easier than just a-waitin' 'round to die

I came of age and found a girl in a Tuscaloosa bar
She cleaned me out and hit it on the sly
I tried to kill the pain
I bought some wine and hopped a train
Seemed easier than just a-waitin' 'round 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
Drug me back to Muskogee
It's two long years, just a-waitin' 'round to die

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


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