Lonestar Regrets (live)

by David Ward Maclean

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Fourth in a series of songs concerning a vague character called Lonestar. Think of a Clint Eastwood-type latterday cowboy figure, but only rubbish.

Performed live at the Bell and Crown, Snaith open mic night, Dec 6, 2015, engineer Chris Miley.

Photo by Ryan Horsewood.

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LONESTAR REGRETS

When I look at my shoes as they wait in the doorway
How they yawn as they long to be gone down the highway
But I went and I got what I thought that I wanted
Now I know how it feels to be haunted...

I could smile at the cars as they sing to each other
How they go to and fro, bearing souls to Valahalla
But I've had quite enough of my stuff and my nonsense
All I want from this fool is some silence
Is some silence...

But it's: "Get 'em in the heart! Get 'em in the head!
It's the only way to know for sure that they're really really dead.
If I make it to the dawn, if I make it through the night
Do I get back all the time I lost, do I step into the light?
Do I step into the light?"

Step away, step away from a man with a mission
There's a fire in the eyes, but a cold disposition
He don't know what he wants, but he won't stop 'til he get it
Just be glad if you live to regret it
You'll regret it...

That's me way out beyond the pale
You backstage, bullet in the brain
Let's not agree to disagree
Let's never speak of this again
For each consonant is like a stick
Each vowel like a missile thrown
The only thing that words can prove
Is we can kill by words alone

And then it's: "Get 'em in the heart! Get 'em in the head!
It's the only way to know for sure that they're really, really dead.
If I make it to the dawn, if I make it through the night
Do I get back all the friends I lost, do I step into the light?
Do I step into the light?"

I'm crackin'up, I'm crackin' up
My heart-to-mouth is actin' up
And there's nothin'I can do to stop
My alphabet from breakin' up
'Til each consonant is like a stick
Each vowel like a missile thrown
The only thing that words can prove
Is we can kill by words alone

And then it's:"Get 'em in the heart! Get 'em in the head!
It's the only way to know for sure that they're really, really dead.
If I make it to the dawn, if I make it through the night
Do I get back all the time I lost, do I step into the light?
Do I step into the light?"

Words and music © David Ward Maclean 2015

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released May 29, 2016
David Ward Maclean, guitar and vocals.

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