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I swore I'd burn this town with a single match
That I'd brew my coffee with the embers and the ash
I swore I'd burn this town with a single match

[I'll keep the engine running] And I'll stick up the clerk
Just put the money in the bag, little man, and nobody gets hurt
We'll see if Lady Luck's a debutante or a flirt

Cause when the money ran thin there weren't enough to go around
The rich still got richer and let all us poor folk drown
Now when you're penniless and hungry it ain't hard to understand
What makes a lawless woman and a lawless man

Back in Calhoun County a bullet grazed my cheek
But we made it out the back door by the skin of our teeth
We been losing ground and I been losing steam

If you were thinking of quitting I think you missed your chance
We been seen in three dry counties and there's seven lawmen dead
I couldn't let ‘em put a price on your pretty head

And when the mercy ran thin there weren't enough to go around
We couldn't steal enough money to buy our wretched souls back now
We saw no riches or glory, how could you reprimand
This here lawless woman and this lawless man

Let the Lord forgive me when my days are done
If I was born into luxury I would have never hurt no one
Let the Lord forgive me when my days are done

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from When The Dust Settles, released December 9, 2011

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The Parlor Soldiers Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg songwriters Alex Culbreth and Karen Jonas are joined by Dan Dutton on double bass as they play the usual tunes of heartache and heartbreak along with some more niche pieces about outlaws, sheriffs, hookers, and whiskey. Together they weave stories and harmonies that will make you pull your heart out of your chest and dance all over it. Figuratively. theparlorsoldiers@gmail.com ... more

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