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Hey man, didn't mean to keep it from you
Hey man, didn't mean to bring things down
Hey friend, didn't mean to take her from you
Hey friend, didn't mean to cause any hurt
Hey girl, didn't mean to go off flyin'
Hey girl, didn't mean make you cry
Hey love, didn't mean to cause you worry
Hey love, didn't mean to keep you up

Out here in the city
Lights are bright
Out here in the city
I get in fights
Up here in the buildings
Things pulling at me
Up here in the buildings
Way too tight

Hey kids, didn't mean to skip a summer
Hey kids, didn't mean to spend no time
Hey son, didn't mean to go off playin'
Hey son, had a lot a work to do
Hey dear, quite a little trail you're leavin'
Hey dear, quite a long path you're on
Hey bird, quite a big nest you're building
Hey bird, quite a lot of time you've spent

Out here in the mountains
All is quiet
Up here in the mountains
No more fights
Out here in the meadows
Trees are grown
Out here on the river
Throwin' stones

Oh god, have mercy on me
Oh god, have mercy please

Oh branch, why do you have to come down on me
Oh axe, why do you have to fall so hard
Oh gun, why do you have to pull the trigger
Oh blade, why you have to cut so deep

Out here on the highway
Things rollin' by
Out here on the highway
Why oh why
Out here in the alone
Cries and moans
Out here in the grey stones
Dirt and bones

Oh god, have mercy on me
Oh god, have mercy please



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