Rain on Christmas

from by Youell Swinney

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It's a late, late night
And there's rain on the road
There's old trucker's smokin'
And my coffee's gettin' cold
The food that I just ate
Feels like a grease ball in my gut
And I wonder if a big tip for her
Would be too obvious

She looks so damn pretty
An angel dressed in white
There's a little strand of hair
That's fallen down around her eye
And I wonder what her name is
As I pay and go on my way
I wonder if she'd have liked me
If I'd had time to stay

And I'm runnin'
Oh, I'm runnin' so far
From somethin' so far behind me
I can't remember what it was
And I think of what might have been
If I'd been braver then
But I know
That I can't ever go
Back to her

The first Christmas without you
Seemed so damn cold
And it seems so strange
That there's rain and not snow
That's fallin' on my windshield
As I drive through the night
I wanna come back to your love, babe
But I know that ain't right

The world seems so much
Bigger without you here
And when it's cold and dark
You know I yearn to hold you near
But I'm doomed to live alone
Because of what I done
Livin' truck stop to truck stop
And chasin' that fallin' sun

(Repeat Chorus)


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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