Lyrics

I LEFT FOR TEXAS

 

VERSE
For me getting out meant a spot on a map,
An “anywhere but here” place to land.
For you it was always a little more grand.
No bein’ a small town preacher like your old man.
We said we’d head for the city lights, not stop ‘til we showed ‘em all.
I didn’t doubt for a second we’d make it together, but here we are.

CHORUS
You know, life sure was simple when we were stuck there.
Pulling over-time saving tips for econo bus fare.
I didn’t count on you wanting better than “Not Here.”
I left for Texas – you left for everywhere.

VERSE
Now and then you’re on late night TV
Singing songs ‘bout being fenced in and having to leave.
For me it was good enough to settle down,
Two kids and sunsets from the porch of the same old house
I knew when you hit the gas and passed the Jay-Cees sign.
You’d never look back or stay in this place, just like old times.

CHORUS
You know, life sure was simple when we were stuck there.
Pulling over-time saving tips for econo bus fare.
I didn’t count on you wanted better than “Not Here.”
I left for Texas – you left for everywhere.

BRIDGE
You know, it’s funny how things worked out:
For you I ended up being the same as that small town.

CHORUS
You know, life sure was simple when we were stuck there.
Pulling over-time saving tips for econo bus fare.
I didn’t count on you wanting better than “Not Here.”
I left for Texas – you left for everywhere.
I left for Texas – you left for everywhere.

 

Copyright © 2017 Linda Schaible, SongChops Publishing (BMI)

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