A Drink, A Laugh, A Lie

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When you wake up in the mornin'
Do you see yourself at all?
Do you feel the weight of a uselessness
You don't know what to call?
And do you ever cry yourself to sleep?
When you're goin' to work
Headin' the same way every day
Do you notice what you're drivin' by
Do you always feel the same?
And don't it just make you wanna weep?

You laugh to keep from cryin'
Maybe just a little too loud
Hopin' nobody notices just what
The laughin's all about
Don't worry it's always been this way
Everybody's laughin' now
But no one's makin' a sound
Gotta pull 'em all back your way
As you buy them all another round
You know you've gotta drown away that pain

(Chorus)
Oh, is this all there is to you?
A drink, a laugh, a lie
And then it's back to work again?

(Repeat Chorus)

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from Disillusion's Dreamer, released July 22, 2017

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Youell Swinney Arkansas

Begun in 2005 as a side project to a now defunct punk rock band and with a name taken from a dark chapter of Arkansas history, Youell Swinney is a one man band with rotating guest musicians, including Mr. Lew Gelfond on fiddle.

Born out of a love for old time couMntry and 70's Americana, with a dash if prog rock thrown into the mix.
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