The Road Is Rocky

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The Road is Rocky
(G. Liszt, based on Rocky Road Blues by Bill Monroe)

Love’s sort of a blood sport,
Pay to play,
Beat, be beaten,
Fade, fade away,
Dad said son,
It’s the song not the singer,
The road’s rocky,
Boy don’t bring her,
My heart’s been broken,
And wracked by grieving,
I can take it,
I’m getting her back by leaving.

I had a good love,
And it turned out worthless,
I feel like a clown,
At a burned out circus,
It’s not my fault,
She blinded me with fineness,
No whining,
I finally know what the time is,
I’m happy to say,
That I learned the lie,
I’m on a highway driving,
Her turn to cry.

The road is rocky but it’s time to roam.
The road is rocky but it’s time to roam,
Some other man’s got my woman,
It’s rocky but I’ll find a home.

I’d stay awake until daybreak,
It’d make my back throb,
She’d come back,
Talking like a wack job,
Too many nights,
Of her faking and treachery,
Been steadily breaking
And making a wretch of me,
She made me love her,
She made me suffer,
I’m through with this cheating,
I’m through with the mistreating.

The road is rocky but it’s time to roam.
The road is rocky but it’s time to roam,
Some other man’s got my woman,
It’s rocky but I’ll find a home.

The road is rocky but it won’t be long,
The road is rocky but it won’t be long,
Some other man’s got my woman I’m gone.

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from Carry Me To Home, released June 22, 2011

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