Chutes and Ladders

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I wrote and recorded this in my mother's living room in Laurel, MD, before going on an adventure of several thousand miles; April 2006.

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I've been a liar but not a cheater
Though I've come close a time or two
I've been run over by a motor vehicle
And crashed one or two, it's true
I'm a good egg on a broken plate
When looks seem to be everything
I'm a trainwreck without incident
A quiet old car passing through you

See, I'm always hopping down chutes
When I should be climbing high
Pardon me, dear, this is the first ladder I've seen
In quite a while

Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that
Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that

I put on my boots and the closest shirt
Each morning and yes, in that order
I'm as curious and reversed as can be
Like a bad movie while high
I still run half my life backwards
I write my cursive "I"s the wrong way
But when someone told me, "You look happy"
I answered, "Yes, perpetually"

Do you wonder where it will take me next
'Cause I do wonder what will become of this

Yes, I'm wondering about wandering
And what it really amounts to
And I'm facing south
When north was always my home
And I'm wondering about gambling
With money and time and what's mine
And I'm facing south
Though it's not always with you in mind

Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that
Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that
Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that
Do you wonder if I'm wrong about that

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from Our Lady of Perpetual Motion, released February 10, 2006

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Eastern born, westbound. Austin, TX.

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