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I'm Not Going Back To Jacksonville

from Manifest Destiny by The Gunboat Diplomats

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Bakersfield country


I'm Not Going Back To Jacksonville

Can't get no rest, but I feel fine
I'm headed west, track number nine
That lonely whistle blows
The only song it knows
And so it goes on down the line

There's no loose ends, just severed ties
No sad events or long goodbyes
A point of no return
After those bridges burn
I'll learn to tell myself sweet lies

I tried to play my cards just right
But I watched my house of cards ignite
For all I know, it's burning still
Before the dust had settled down
I knocked off the rust and I got out of town
And I'm not going back to Jacksonville

Just like bad news, I travel fast
But not quick enough to lose the past
And all the miles between
From Starke to Abilene
Don't mean I'm finally free at last

So what's the use, what's done is done
I cut 'em loose then cut and run
And once that line is crossed
Just figure up the cost
Maybe I lost more than I won

Without a plan and without a doubt
When it hit the fan I caught the last train out
I'll let it roll me where it will
There may be a dead end sign
Waiting for me at the end of the line
But I'm not going back to Jacksonville


from Manifest Destiny, track released December 12, 2017
Robbie Litt: lead vocal
Chuck Nash: guitars and background vocals
Ken Nasta: drums
K. Holmes: organ, percussion, background vocals


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