Marie chords - Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt Lyrics

Townes Van Zandt

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I stood in line and left my name
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took about six hours or so

Well, the man just grinned like it was all a game
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said they'd let me know
I put in my time till the Pocono line
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shut down two years ago
I was staying at the mission till I met Marie
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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