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  1. Lay It Down

From the recording Lay It Down

Lyrics

Capo 5
                        G
Young Dewey Oxner
            D
Got a law degree at Clemson
            C                                    Em            Asus
Wet behind the ears and then some
                                    D
The simple country kind.
 
                        G
A public defender
                                    D
Subject to weekend benders
                        C                        Em            Asus
He’s seen the law work for some folks
                                          G
And leave others far behind.
 
                        G
Lay it down.
            D
Lay it down.
                        C
You’re gonna hurt yourself
Em                                    Asus                        D
Hauling that big old heavy load around.
            G
Let it go.
            D
Let it go.
              C                        Em            
There’s only so much hurtin’
            Asus                 D
your heart can hold, so
            Am                        C
Dig a hole in the ground
                    G
And lay it down.
 
Carrie Ann’s a wreck
Hole in her soul the size of the Delta
She says she can’t love herself cause of
How her daddy left her.
 
Twenty years of therapy
Prozac and Pinot Gris
Still full of rage and tears
And he’s been dead for years.
 
(chorus)
 
Me, I’m doing time since I
With a weary heart and a worried mind.
Another sleepless night –
Wish I could take my own advice….
 
(chorus) (tag)
Capo 5
 G D C Am D
G D C Am D
Am C Em….Am C G