07 - Last picture show

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Jeanie left home and age eighteen making her way out west
Carrying a bag of dreams of Tinseltown success
Big city nights and neon lights pulled her in with a smile
She felt her destiny calling with each passing mile

She wanted so much more than the things that she left back home
She thought she'd made her escape from that town,
And the last picture show

Waiting on tables and cleaning rooms sure helps focus the mind
While she searched for the break she was sure that she would find
But sometimes alone in the chill of the night
She'd count the passing of years
And struggle to get up the courage to confront her fears

She dreamed of a life played out up there on the big silver screen
She played a minor role with cigarettes and caffeine
She wanted so much more than the things that she left back home
So afraid her only role might be in that last picture show

Sometime's the hardest thing is to know when you're beat
And the only way you can win is to admit defeat

Slowly the camera swings around in one long tracking shot
She's standing there on her hometown main street
As the Greyhound bus drives off
Maybe she's made for the role that she's played
And this is all part of the plot
And there's still time to deliver her lines
Before the Director cries "Cut!"

She dreamed of a life played out up there on that big silver screen
She played a minor role with cigarettes and caffeine
She wanted so much more than the things that she left back home
Now she knows her only role is to star in the last picture show

credits

from Comfort in the glass, released January 4, 2014
Written by Jeremy Sherman and Billy Mills

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tags: country UK

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Contemporary Country band based in the UK, but with heart and soul in Nashville. Currently working on first album.

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