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I woke up feeling heavy on the hardwood floor
Had to get myself up and out the door
While the walls were closing in on the room
So I took a little stroll down the Avenue
Just tried to clear my mind of you
I must have pissed away that whole afternoon

‘Til I spent my whole night getting lost in The Village
Trying to get myself right while my head was spinning
So I mixed in a little whiskey and sin
In some Bleecker Street bar
Mmm, mmm…

I couldn’t get a cab so I just started walking
I had a few smokes in my jacket pocket
Watched that silver trail touch the sky
And it hit 5 AM I was still wide-awake
So I just hopped aboard some subway train
Had my flask in hand, my bleary eyes

I spent the whole damn night just circling the city
Trying to drink myself blind or find some kind of meaning
Pleading, “Am I alive or am I only dreaming
In some hotel bedroom
Somewhere up the interstate?”

Been using all my time trying to reclaim
Some mood or some feeling
But what I really should be doing is getting out
And making a new one
You see, I wrote that song as many times, as many ways
As could be written
And I sung it out so often even my own friends stopped listening
They stopped listening

So I spent my whole night getting lost in The Village
Trying to get myself right while my head was spinning
So I mixed in a little whiskey and sin
In some Bleecker Street bar

And I drove myself crazy thinking about the past
And all those different ways that I should’ve acted
Finally got myself home and to bed at last
I think I slept a couple hundred days
Make a change or don’t complain
Make a change
Or don’t you, or don’t you complain

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from Don't Paint Your Days So Gray, released October 23, 2012

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