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Running Jody

18 months of living like I'm dreaming
and I wake up as the wheels are touching down
I grab my only bag
it holds everything I have
and she's waiting in a pickup for me now

When she smiles it hurts me to remember
that while I'm gone its like she's doing time
thought she wont ever say
she wants me to stay
i know she's trying
I keep on trying

but it feels like I'm always running Jody
but I've spent my whole life the same way
you know that I'll be moving on tomorrow
it aint I want to leave
its that I just cant stay

it aint I want to leave its that I just cant


Everywhere I go are flags and ribbons
the people smile at me and shake my hand
but the things that I have seen
in the places I have been
make my home feel like a foreign land

so every day I face up to that real world
and every night I sleep inside the Wire
and I dont need forgiveness
for anything I've done
'cos even when the shooting stops
the battle's just begun


and it feels like I'm always running Jody
but I've spent my whole life the same way
you know that I'll be moving on tomorrow
it aint I want to leave
its that I just cant stay

(repeat)

Aint no use in looking back
Jody's got your Cadillac
aint no use in looking down
Jody's got your girlfriend now

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