How Did I Get Here

by Kolton Moore & The Clever Few

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released January 7, 2014

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Track Name: Hard To See
Whiskey still on my breath,
I left without a trace.
I told you I was leaving here,
Told you I hated this damn place.
You have questions,
Oh, I know you had a few.
But you didn't say a word,
just watched me leave out in the noon.

It gets dark here early,
living on the road,
with a back-alley suitcase
and a pocket full of green gold.
I figured I'd settle here,
just for tonight.
Maybe I'd sell me some
to make it through the night.

And it's hard to see,
it's hard to see
what you've been doing to me.
Yeah, and nobody knows that it's true.
They blame me, you know
They blame me
For all of those little things they see.
And God, I know that it ain't true
So why do I do?

How am I gonna tell them,
How am I gonna tell them the truth?
I turned out to be the man that nobody ever knew.
She told me when I left there,
"Don't come back 'round here no more"
She made it clear that
She don't love me anymore.

And it's hard to see,
it's hard to see
what you've been doing to me.
Yeah, and nobody knows that it's true.
They blame me, you know
They blame me
For all of those little things they see.
And God, I know that it ain't true,
So why do I do?
Track Name: While The Gettin's Easy
Everybody got a new last name
Everybody play the same damn game
Everybody's getting while the gettin's easy

You know everybody knows
That somethings gotta change
Everybody you know
they're down to re-arrange
But nobody want an X on their back

You know you got to
slow, you better slow it down
yeah you know you gotta
calm it down,
you know you got to calm it down.

Everybody's waiting for the right change
Everybody they wanna stare and glance
But nobody wants to waste no time

Everybody got a suit and tie
Everybody thinks that they gotta lie
Cause nobody's ever been told the truth

You know you got to
slow, you better slow it down
yeah you know you gotta
calm it down,
you know you got to calm it down.
Track Name: Lover and His Woman
Levi Garrett's got a cold beer by his side
His womans cooking supper
and his old legs are growing tired
They lived a hard life,
You know they worked for every dime.
They raised a daughter and a son
who grew up, and ain't got no time

Now back in the day,
that old man, he could sure as hell play that guitar
He was known as the best around
he'd tear down all the bars.
He met that woman at a hole in the wall in houston
and since that day,
his heart ain't never changed.

Just a lover and his woman
Living their life day by day by day
Trying to find a way out,
but things ain't going their way
So as he walks on down the street
He says, "Sugar, why don't you look at me?
Cause I love you just that way."

Well he's a little older now,
but he still plays that guitar
and that old lady, she don't like it much,
but she knows just how hard
it is for him to pick it up,
and not put it down again.
So once a month she lets him take it out
and play it loud as hell like he did back then

Just a lover and his woman
Living their life day by day by day
Trying to find a way out,
but things ain't going their way
So as he walks on down the street
He says, "Sugar, why don't you look at me?
Cause I love you just that way."
Track Name: One More Train
Can you hear that train a'coming?
Can you hear that whistle sound?
They got the money in the bags
and it's all about to go down.

And it's a fool-proof plan
That I have devised
It's gonna make a rich, rich man.
But something I got to realize
Is I only got:

One more train to rob
I got a few more men to kill
I got alot of men to kill
I got a lot of miles to ride,
and I've done made that devilish deal

So we rode into the night
down to toward to train number 55
There was tension in the air
for who died, I did not care
The crows are nipping at my heels
I got a price above my head
I got an itch so bad for money,
even the devil wants me dead
but I told him:

One more train to rob
I got a few more men to kill
I got alot of men to kill
I got a lot of miles to ride,
and I've done made that devilish deal

I washed the blood off of my hands
and the dust off of my eyes.
I knew that what I had done was so wrong,
But I'm thanking God that I'm still alive
Cause I only got

One more train to rob
I got a few more men to kill
I got alot of men to kill
I got a lot of miles to ride,
and I've done made that devilish deal.
Track Name: Set Free
I found some hope
in an old-time movie
about guitars, and singers and such
Found that I want to be something like them,
Not sure I can stay up late that much.

I see the birds on the telephone wire,
I wonder if they have dreams like me.
I see the people that look nothing like me,
wonder if they're cut, do they still bleed?

And I hope one day I'll be set free
And I hope that
Maybe one day, they'll be people like me

I sit and listen to the people talking,
I don't think that they know
I hear every single word.
Talking about their dreams and how one day
They could fly
as free as those birds

And I hope one day I'll be set free
And I hope that
Maybe one day, they'll be people like me

I don't have much money here to work with
from what it looks like,
neither do they.
I've never been the type to ponder much,
or even care about what people say.

You know I hope that
Maybe one day I'll be set free.
You know I hope
Maybe one day, they'll be people like me
Track Name: Run Back To Me
The sun rises early in the morning
and you know that I ain't slept a wink all night
Your memory haunts me like a ghost above my bed
and I know, I'm the furthest thing from your mind

The wind through the willow trees,
I swear I hear your voice.
But I know, oh I know that it can't be.

Oh my sweet gypsy woman
Why don't you run back to me please?
Oh my sweet gypsy woman
Let your soul run back to me please.

This day keeps draggin on
and I can't keep my lunch
But you know that's the usual for me.
This room is filled with smoke,
and this bottle has run dry.
But I guess that's not enough
to kill your memories goodbye.

Oh my sweet gypsy woman
Why don't you run back to me please?
Oh my sweet gypsy woman
Let your soul run back to me please.
Track Name: One Thing's For Sure
Roses are red and her eyes are blue
This booze is cheaper than a dinner for two.
There's nothing like being lonely on a saturday night.

And I caught second wind about 3am
I tried to call you again and again
I guess some things aren't meant to be

And I'll run these roads
Till these roads run me.
Nobody knows how far I might go,
this hurt I feel tells me all my problems are so real.
And when I get the chance, you know I'll make it up.
I always make it up.

Cigarette papers and a cold motel room
The smell of liquer and her perfume
And I'm such a sight for sore eyes

And this bathroom floor never seemed so familiar
My situation is so peciluar
and I know nobody got time for that

And I'll run these roads
Till these roads run me.
Nobody knows how far I might go,
this hurt I feel tells me all my problems are so real.
And when I get the chance, you know I'll make it up.
I always make it up.

Woke up late, just like usual
Sportin a frown and a pounding headache.
I hope to God this coffee does the trick.

I'm waking up,
and I'm shaken up.
I know one thing's for sure.
Track Name: Maybe I'll Just Let You Down
Well I guess I oughta make my way downtown
Quit all the drugs and stop foolin' around
Go back to church and start reading again
Myabe God will forgive all my sins

And I'll

Start back over where it all began,
The late drunken nights,
all the whiskey and gin.
A half-lit cigarette and the cocaine flame
A woman who doesn't even know my name.
A beat up old car,
with wood panel sides.
A two-pack habit,
just trying to survive.
A wife and two kids, that I left alone.
Praying that one day, I'll just come home.

And maybe one day I will finally grow up,
maybe one day I'll quit messing up.
Maybe I won't,
Maybe I'll just let you down.

And I'll go down to the pawnshop,
and grab my old guitar,
Head down to main street to play that old bar.
Just play for tips, and not make a dime.
Maybe I'll realize that I'm still alive,
and then I'll go buy a coat,
some candy and some smokes,
walk down the street, and laugh at my own jokes.
Maybe I'll busk on the corner for some cash,
and God, I don't know how much longer I can last.

And maybe one day I will finally grow up,
maybe one day I'll quit messing up.
Maybe I won't,
Maybe I'll just let you down.
Track Name: Cars, Blood, Women & Texas
I caught a bullet
Down in Midland
For stealing cars from that damned old railroad

I moved to Jackson
With this blood trail
With this bright red blood trail
A'following me
And I'm singing

I met this woman
Down in Tulsa
Well, that woman treat me like a daggom king
That woman swear to me
She never gonna leave
She don't

I move to texas in the summer
In the summer of '63
And you can bet your ass
I ain't ever gonna leave