Sorry Jack

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Oh lord, I met a girl
She looked like Dixieland
With sawdust eyes and long white boots
She woke me up my head, good lord; she woke me up my head

She took me for a man, good lord
Took me for a dance
She told me I could change my life
I didn't understand a word, I didn't understand

I can’t believe I never knew before
Why I was angry all the time
Or how Big Jim had us saving our money up just until the next Friday night

Two years of living, good lord
I was a different man
One year to empty my whole life
One to fill it up again; so good to fill it up again

Oh lord she told me once
When it was time to let her go
Would you guess that's when I tried to hold on more than ever before?

I tried to do as she said
Good fishermen are kind
But when she up and disappeared
I held a broken line, good lord; I held a broken line

I know I ought to not have
Drove my car onto the dancehall floor
That dumb look in their eyes, when I asked 'em what they were living for

Two years of living, good lord
I never could have guessed
But two days without a trace of her
I was a mess at best, I know; I was a mess at best

Oh lord she told me once
When it was time to let her go
Would you guess that's when I tried to hold on more than ever before?

I tried to change my life, good lord
I tried to change their minds
Driving my fists into their skulls
Now I'm on the gallows line, oh god; I'm on the gallows line

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from And It Will Move, released February 8, 2012

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Crispy Watkins Fort Collins, Colorado

Crispy Watkins is a Knoxville native who first became inspired to play Blues, Roots, and Americana music listening to WDVX radio. Today his music is greatly influenced by Delta Blues, jug bands of the early 1900s, and the Appalachian Old-Time tradition. Crispy's debut album, And It Will Move was recorded in the mountains of North Carolina during the fall of 2011. ... more

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