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lyrics

Drop Dead Susie


Was drop dead Susie who told me what happened to H
The police caught him hidin’ out in a hotel on a Tuesday
See the housemaid saw him in the paper and she called the cops
They stormed his room like he was dangerous, but he was not
They took him to the station said ‘tell us everything you know
Left him with some bruises then they threw him in the hole
The judge gave him 7 years for robbin’ a casino

They came for me on a Monday night it was late
Held me down put a shotgun in my face
They told my mama they was takin’ me away
In the name of justice’ (they said) ‘everybody has to pay’

So I went quietly, told ‘em everything I knew
But I said ‘if you’re trying to make sense, then who ya trying
to make it to’
‘cause there ain’t no point in trying to understand
See some men are born, and they’re whole lives are laid out
before them, and for some, it just don’t ever go to plan

One day Susie just upped and drifted away
I never saw her, or none of them boys again
A lifetime later I was drivin on the Newell, heading north
through Gilgandra
I saw his name on a gate, I thought about turnin’ round and
getting’ some answers
But in the words of a great man, ‘life is sad, and life is bust’
And you gotta keep on movin’ forward or else you’ll just turn
to rust So I put her into gear, and I put the hammer down
And I found someone to keep me warm and I kept on keeping on
And some days are hard, and some days I wish I was dead
But most of the time I manage to keep my head

Yeah - eah - eah, whoa oh.

And I hope those guys made it out alive and they’re doin’ ok
Cause they were friends of mine, and when you’re young
it’s easy to lose your way
And I pray to God that Susie found someone to have a family, and grow old with
Cause this load’s a little easier if you got someone to share it with
‘cause this roads a little easier if you got someone to share it with

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from 1​,​2​,​3​,​4​.​.​., released March 9, 2016

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