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    Contrary To Ordinary

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    Contrary To Ordinary
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      About "Contrary To Ordinary"

      Lyrics for Jerry Jeff Walker - "Contrary To Ordinary"

      I never live my life through other people's eyes
      I guess I've always been the one they said was
      Too tall, too late, too early
      Yeah, he's the one
      You ought to be in the circus
      You're having too much fun

      Just a one-man band, a one man gypsy circus
      Finding out each piece of the puzzle has a purpose
      Drifting and dreaming
      Yeah, that must be my fate
      Always grinning down the devil's throat
      Blazing with aces and eights

      And I was contrary to ordinary
      Even as a child
      Fast freights made me wonder
      The full moon still drives me wild
      And stories do come true
      You just got to live your life in episodes
      With one eye on a lady
      And one eye still on that open road

      And when I die don't put no tombstone on my grave
      Just have my friends throw a great big party
      Toss my ashes out across the waves
      Don't bring no preacher man down
      Just to tighten up my past
      Just tell 'em how I like to live
      I like to make sing and dance and laugh

      And I was contrary to ordinary
      Even as a child
      Fast freights made me wonder
      Full moons still drive me wild
      And stories do come true
      If you live your life in episodes
      With one eye on a lady
      And one eye on that open road

      SONGWRITERS:
      BAKER, BILLY JIM
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