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Arkansas Blues  Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll - Arkansas Blues
Capo 3
Well I [G]hide behind my guitar like a [C]sparrow in the night
[G]Hopin' I might fly away a[D]new
Cause they'll [G]love you when you're wrong and then [C]leave you when you're right
[G]Tell me baby, what's a boy to [D]do
Well I [G]came to town a stranger not [C]knowin' how to act
[G]Figured I'd hang out and just get [D]found
[G]Made me some new friends, they [C]climbed way on up my back
Been [G]gone so long they ain't comin' [D]down
You can kiss th[C]e sky good morning
You can [G]say your prayers at night
[G]Hide your soul way down in your [C]shoes
But it's the [C]same old scene
Borrowed [G]love and [G/F#]faded [Em]dreams
And you [C]just can't[D] run from those Arkansas [G]blues
Well time is playin' tricks on me, makes me think I'm movin' fast
I don't think I'm movin at all
And every stranger's face I see reminds me of the past
Come on big and leave you feelin' small
So I took to drinkin' liquor on the other side of town
Way up in those woods, beside the moon
Where every graceful dream I had got lost without a sound
Tell you what, I can't leave this place too soon
Chorus 2:
And it don't take no rhyme or reason
It don't make no sense at all
Just one of those things that you don't choose
It's the same old scene
Broken hearts and busted strings
And you just can't run from those Arkansas blues
Well everybody's askin' questions 'out whose side you're on
I don't see how it matters much to me
And all these midnight celebrations that are ended by the dawn
Leave you feelin' low as you can be
So I'm leavin' town this morning, gonna lighten up my load
See if I can't lose what I have found
And it's one drink for the memories and one kiss for the road
Aw, look out, I believe I'm Texas bound
Chorus 3:
California, Oklahoma
Arizona, Tennessee
I've been all around this land to pay my dues
High, low and right behind me
Wherever I go they find me
And I just can't run from those Arkansas blues

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