Harder Roads

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I was little once
But I was never young
Made to fill in for a father
When I wished to stay a son

And I learned early enough
To live without my wants
Disappointment can be tough
But it teaches you the cost

And I
I
Rode on harder roads
And I
I
Rode out there alone

Another winter morning
In the middle of July
The sentry gave no warning
And I'm always stuck outside

I have achings to make airplanes
Turn and take me home
With the pick of all directions
Don't know which to make them go

And I
I
Rode on harder roads
And I
I
Rode out there alone

I walk on hostile sidewalks
And knock on foreign doors
The weather's not what wears me
And makes it seem so cold

I love when people tell you
You can be what you want to be
Like you wave a magic wand
And make dollars from your dreams

Because I cuddle with the steel
And caress the whetted blade
I take comfort from my weapons
And dream of dragons I will slay

And I
I
Rode on harder roads
And I
I
Rode out there alone

Go selling all my relics
When I'm dead and gone
So I won't look back on my time
And see how rarely I belonged

I was little once
But I was never young
Made to fill in for a father
When I wished to stay a son

credits

from Harder Roads, released July 23, 2016
John McQuiston: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizer, bass and drum programming. (c) 2016 John McQuiston. All rights reserved.

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Mr John Tampa, Florida

Journalist of star treks, reporter of love songs, and writer of daydreams. I rip myself open, write the devils down, stand in front of strangers and set my soul to sound.

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