Shoulda Left This Town

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Lawnchair Rodeo Version

Courtyard motel open all night
Curtains can’t hide the morning light
My clothes in a pile on the floor
The key still in the open door
I step out into the parking lot
Tryin‘ to remember how I got to this spot

I shoulda checked out before I checked in
Walked outta that bar before I knew I’d been
Should be halfway down the road
Shoulda left this town a long time ago

A honky tonk, a roadhouse bar
A two-foot dent in the side of my car
A fifth of whiskey, a pint of gin
Might have something to do with the shape I’m in
Gravel and glass crackle underfoot
I can’t move forward, but I can’t stay put

I shoulda checked out before I checked in
Walked outta that bar before I knew I’d been
Should be halfway down the road
Shoulda left this town a long time ago

She was a warm place in a cold wind
But she burned right through to my skin
Ain’t nothin‘ burns like the flame of love
Burned even hotter when she called my bluff

I shoulda checked out before I checked in
Walked outta that bar before I knew I’d been
Should be halfway down the road
Shoulda left this town a long time ago

Under the glare of a noonday sun
Turn the key, gettin‘ ready to run
The steering wheel’s too hot to touch
But if you hold it right it don’t hurt too much
I’ll hold it tight, I ain’t been beat
Mighta lost my pride, but I still got my feet

I shoulda checked out before I checked in
Walked outta that bar before I knew I’d been
Should be halfway down the road
Shoulda left this town
Should be halfway down the road
Shoulda left this town a long time ago