Wasteland

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This town looks like it has been leveled
Or never inhabited at all
And I'm stuck out here driving
To pushpins on maps on the wall
There's a beat up red truck on the driveway
At least there's a sign of some life
He's probably bringing chickens
To suppertime home to his wife

I don't belong here
I don't belong here

I don't wanna fix
A wasteland like this
No I don't wanna pray
To what doesn't exist
I don't wanna stand on a world that never spins
And I don't wanna fix a wasteland like this
No I don't wanna fix a wasteland
Like this

It's as flat out here as I was at 13
And probably praying for rain
To wash all over my body
And grow into something green
Where do all the children
Go to school around here
I don't see any teachers
To help them get their degrees

They don't belong here
They don't belong here

I don't wanna fix
A wasteland like this
No I don't wanna pray
To what doesn't exist
I don't wanna vote
For a candidate that fits
So neatly in a package for our future kids
I don't wanna stand on a world that never spins
And I don't wanna fix

A wasteland like this
No I don't wanna fix an anchor like this
No I don't wanna fix a wasteland
Like this

This isn't a metaphor
It's Texas roads and its plains
And as I cross the border
I realize it's all the same

I realize it's all the same...

credits

from The Anchor, released May 20, 2017
written by: Ashley E. Norton, Edward Williams
produced by: Whitherward
engineered by: Edward Williams
assistant engineer: Max Masano
mastered by: Kedron Porter
performances by:
Ashley E. Norton - vocals
Edward Williams - vocals, piano
Patrick Hershey - vocals, acoustic upright bass
Stephanie Groot - vocals, acoustic violin

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