Midwestern Middle Aged Misery

from by Ungrateful Little String Band

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Annie comes home and she looks out the window
Empties her tips into a jar
She wonders where Danny went since he left her
He took the ford but he couldn’t go far

She use to date Martin back in high school
Now she wonders why she ever let him go
Cause Danny drank 'til the day he left her
And Martins got a wife and kids in Ohio

Annie’s lost hope in love
Annie stopped praying to the good lord above
To bring her a man
one who understands
No, annie's got no hope left in love

Sometimes she’s grateful she had the miscarriage
Cause she couldn’t pay to keep a baby fed
Then she remembers the pain that it left her
It’s the kind a pain she can’t get out of her head

She thinks about martin and his blue eyes
If they saw her now what would they see
She looks at her reflection in the window
Says “you don’t look like a beauty queen to me”

Annie’s lost hope in love
Annie stopped praying to the good lord above
To bring her a man
one who understands
No, annie's got no hope left in love

Danny's in motel in Manitoba
He's watching some late night TV show
He hasn’t had drink since September
He wishes he could call and tell her so

But without his drink he can’t silence the voices
And he can’t bear to stand that pain
He puts the .45 up to his temple
And blows the demons out of his brain

Danny lost hope in love
Danny stopped praying to the good lord above
He’s a monster not a man
And Annie wouldn’t understand
He blamed himself for killing her hope and love

And hope would have been the name of their daughter
If he hadn’t got angry during that pregnancy
So Annie broke her nose instead of breaking water
And the guilt killed the last of his sanity

In Ohio a baby wakes crying
A blue-eyed man goes to see what’s wrong
Then he recalls an old memory
Of his high school girlfriend and her favorite love song

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from Don't Tell Me How To Feel, released May 3, 2016

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