Dirt and Dead Ends — Indigo Girls

Dirt and Dead Ends — Indigo Girls

You’re looking at foreclosure
And doing time
And it don’t sound good this time

They found the meth and the scales
And the wife
That made your life hell

All that time you were telling me
You were fine
Silly man

So I got your dog
How is that?
I made it nice, I wrote a check
You cut the weeds back on my drive
‘Cause you’re a good guy
Deep down inside

What makes a boy like you go bad?
What makes a man so lonely and sad
That he’d poison all he knows
And in one year, just let it go?

And all that time you were telling me
You were fine
Silly man, you’re a silly boy

It’s been you and me on this frontier
Trying not to be suburban pioneers
Fightin’ off the pavers
And the associations
And the covenants against the trailers

I remember how we use to laugh
At all those rotten men in camo drag
With their advantage and their guns
Up in the deer stand, shooting up a storm

And all that time
You were telling me all those lies
Silly man, I’m a silly girl

You and me
We used to hibernate like bears
And when we finally came up for air
Everything’s all marked and cleared
Survey flags flying everywhere

Once you told me what
What I’ll miss the most
Is just being the only ones
With our dirt and our dead ends
And no one to turn us in

Once you told me what
What I’ll miss the most
Is just being the only ones
With our dirt and our dead ends
And no one to turn us in

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Brian V. Lee is the Washington, D.C. State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the lead attorney at Lee Legal. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, business turnaround, and civil litigation.