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    Marie
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      About "Marie"

      Lyrics for Townes Van Zandt - "Marie"

      I stood in line and left my name
      Took about six hours or so
      Well, the man just grinned like it was all a game
      Said they'd let me know
      I put in my time till the Pocono line
      Shut down two years ago
      I was staying at the mission till I met Marie
      Now I can't stay there no more

      Fella 'cross town said he's lookin' for a man
      To move some old cars around
      Maybe me and Marie could find a burned-out
      Van and do a little settlin' down
      Aw, but I'm just dreamin', I ain't got no ride
      And the junkyard's a pretty good ways
      That job's about a half week old besides
      It'd be gone now anyway

      Unemployment said I got no more checks
      And they showed me to the hall
      My brother died in Georgia some time ago
      I got no one left to call
      Summer wasn't bad below the bridge
      A little short on food that's all
      Now I gotta get Marie some kind of coat
      We're headed down into fall

      I used to play the mouth harp pretty good
      Hustled up a little dough
      But I got drunk and I woke up rolled
      A couple of months ago
      They got my harp and they got my dollar
      Them low life so and so's
      Harps cost money and I ain't got it
      It's my own fault I suppose

      The Pocono's down but the Chesapeak's runnin'
      Two freights everyday
      If it was just me I'd be headed south
      But Marie can't catch no train
      She's got some pain and she thinks it's a baby,
      Says we gotta wait and see
      In my heart I know it's a little boy
      Hope he don't end up like me

      Well, the man's still grinnin' says he lost my file
      I gotta stand in line again
      I want to kill him but I just say no
      I had enough of that line my friend
      I head back to the bridge, its getting kinda cold
      I'm feelin' too low down to lie
      I guess I'll just tell Marie the truth
      Hope she don't break down and cry

      Marie she didn't wake up this morning
      She didn't even try
      She just rolled over and went to heaven
      My little boy safe inside
      I laid them in the sun where somebody'd find them
      Caught a Chesapeak on the fly
      Marie will know I'm headed south
      So's to meet me by and by

      Marie will know I'm headed south
      So to meet me by and by

      SONGWRITERS:
      SETZER, BRIAN/VANZANDT, STEVEN /
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