I Meant To Go To Memphis

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I meant to go to Memphis
But first I found cocaine
She was waiting
Like a lost friend
In the rain

I meant to go to Memphis
But I broke down in Baton Rouge
I was empty
She had whiskey
And the blues

Places never grieve, they just go up in flame
Lovers never leave, they only change their name

I meant to write to you
But Austin took me in
Just a place I went to
Waiting for the end to
Begin

Places never grieve, they just go up in flame
Lovers never leave, they only change their name
What I’ve come to believe, leaves me no one else to blame

I meant to find myself
But who I was passed on
No letter goodbye, no farewell graveside, just gone
No letter goodbye, no farewell graveside, just gone

I meant to go to Memphis
But first I found cocaine

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from Hush The Wild Horses: Rollout, releases September 6, 2019
Rachel Harrington: composer, acoustic guitar, lead vocal
Lloyd Maines: acoustic slide
Ji Taner: drums
Jesse Emerson: bowed upright bass
Shelley Short: bvox

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Rachel Harrington Portland, Oregon

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