Carlo Rossi

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I’ve got a backpack too small for my bookshelf
I’ve got a bookshelf too big for me
I’ve got a plan at least I had one
I’ve got a bad case of uncertainty

I’ve got a bottle of Carlo Rossi I bottle up my feelings
And there’s things I’d like to say but I don’t know how
But the bottle’s run dry I think I need to throw up now
I think I’d better leave now

But I’m still in New Mexico for another week or so
Why don’t we have another drink on the roof of the rail yard
I wish it didn’t have to be so hard
I wish I didn’t have to go

There is a silver spoon in the driveway I think I left it there
There is a towel hanging up in the bathroom that’s covered in my hair
And if this ashtray could betray our secrets it would spill our tears
If this porch light could wait up for me it might take months or years

And this warm spot on the pillow it may soon grow cold
There’s still a couple things I have to do before I get old
But I’ve got responsibilities and things that don’t concern you
I don’t think you hate this ukulele half as much as I do

By the time these last few drops are gone I will realize where I’ve been wrong
Fill that empty jug with water and hit the road

But I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico
There are no white sandy beaches anywhere in Colorado
I could take or leave these “stars” if I knew I could see a million above me and when you look up at them are you asking yourself: Where do you want to be?

credits

from Past Tense, released December 1, 2016
Sidney Abernathy - Banjo, Vox, Guitar
Stella Martinez - Bass

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