Get Out While You Still Can

from by Rachel Harrington

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I read the news in the paper today
My liquid courage had just up and walked away
My addiction was convicted, they’ll be fair hell to pay
Said the judge from his chair and heard myself say

Oh your honor on my honor
I know not what I have done
Took the devil for a dreamer
Woke up with a smoking gun
Now I’m headed for the highway
Like a leper on the run
While I struggle to remain

So goodbye to the ball and chain
Goodbye to the silo grain
All the fields went up in flame
While I was busy getting high

Goodbye to the radio
Goodbye to the friends you know
They left a long time ago
But we never said goodbye

Now I’m headed for the highway
With a soldier by my side
And we’re goin down to Graceland
Gonna get me one last ride
After looking for the answer
In the bottom of the amber

While I struggle to remain

So goodbye to the rodeo queen
Goodbye to the music scene
Goodbye to the rock and roll bands
With the sequins and the spurs

Goodbye to the honkytonks
The pedal steel, the bucking broncs
The best songs made have all been played
Ain’t nothing left to say

Goodbye to all my friends
Goodbye that’s how this ends
Sorry if I did offend
But that’s just the way it goes

Goodbye to all my plans
Goodbye to my last stand
Hand me down my walking cane
Gonna get out while I can

Get out get out get out
Oh get out while you still can
Get out get out get out
Oh get out while you still can
Get out get out get out
Oh get out while you still can
Get out get out get out
Oh get out while you still can

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from Hush The Wild Horses, releases September 6, 2019

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Rachel Harrington Portland, Oregon

FOUR STARS: “ancient-sounding country noir" ~Q Magazine

FOUR STARS: “songs that conjure the ghosts of old America”
~Mojo


FOUR STARS: “a compelling blend of twang and swing … a sharply rendered sound portrait”
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"She has a knack, like Gillian Welch, for writing new tunes for the Carter Family songbook."
~Utne Reader

"Will steal your heart." ~Performing Songwriter
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