Pretty Girl from Wyoming

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Darling are you wondering to yourself
If it was all for nothing
All the energy wrestling with
Something that you couldn't control

You decided you were going away
Out to the East Coast
Gave away the Avett Brothers tickets I bought
For you before I knew that you were leaving

If I could tell what you were thinking
Would it have been different
Or would it have been
The same in the end

I remember dancing with you
At the old Silver Dollar Bar
Before they caved and tore a couple of the walls down
To make more room for the aging Baby Boomers
All the cowboys were looking at you
Wondering if you were new to Jackson
Holding on to me on that tiny dance floor
Covered now by a wall-to-wall carpet

If I could tell what you were thinking
Would it have been different
Or would it have been
The same in the end

Every time I hear "I and Love and You"
Or "Murder in the City"
I wanna tear down the house
It'd be easy if you were just another pretty

Girl from Matthews
Girl from Raleigh
Girl from Annapolis
Girl from Rowan County

The last time I saw you, you were making me laugh
Back to your old self
Feet in the water, the sun in your hair
The sweet summer air in your lungs

I've been trying to keep up with the changes
I wonder where you're traveling to next
But you don't want to hear from me anymore
It's probably for the best

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from Wives' Tales, released June 8, 2017

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Illustrated Manual was originally called "The Illustrated Man." Jon received an informal cease and desist for the name due to its use as the title of a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury, published in 1951.

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