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Pipe Dreams

from Rut by John Mapes

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track 8 from "Rut": Probably the only “serious” song on the album. Addiction is an unforgiving shithole. Kids, just say no.


I should have read the signs right from the start
I guess I was just never really that smart
You held me back from doing what I could
Instead of dumping you just like I should
You stripped me of my independent ways
Seeing life right through your drunken haze
But now that things are looking up
I’ve cleared my head and I’ve had enough
And you my friend have just numbered your days
The path I choose is nobody’s fault but my own
Give this dog a chance, throw me a bone
I tried like hell to quit you, it’s no use
The rope is tied to tight to cut it loose
We’ve shared a past I aint too proud to claim
I could’ve changed, but I always stayed the same
But now I found a different goal
And I’ll take back everything you stole
And dump you off with no regrets or shame
Don’t plug up my pipe dreams with your shit
Don’t think I’m gonna second guess for your benefit
Nothings gained by sitting around but you’re so hard to quit
Don’t plug up my pipe dreams with your shit


from Rut, released July 26, 2011
J. Mapes
© 2011 Turnidoff Records


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