The Way It Has To Be

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Being mad can make your eyes poor
like the kind of love that makes your chest sore
when there's nothing left to live for
something offers you a hand
Sorry to add to the confusion
But you will probably see me cruising
Just know that's not the problem
It has always been the solution
broke down in Minden at a truck stop
just awaitin' on a black top
someone to offer me an ice pop
but they don't serve those down in hell
that's got to be my biggest fear
to be stuck stranded here
that's why I'm begging you to pick me up
on the hottest damn day of the year

So please don't go out of your way
to mind me
I'll just sit under my lime tree
grab the perfect one to squeeze
realize that it could be that way
but that's the way it has to be

So don't feel bad when you go out and dance
see if those boys will give you half a chance
while you wear yourself a prettier dress
than you would ever wear for me
Where did you put that damn golden crown
it stays lost but it is never found
while they toss and throw you around
think of me laying you down
C'mon baby let's seal our fate
cause I'm tired of feeling second rate
and I want to put my fist through some glass
every time you mention his name
Unlike him I am easy to please
but I can't offer you a diamond ring
but I can give you a sunset
in the state of hospitality


from No Filter, released November 26, 2014


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