I Got What I Wanted

My early years were navigating steep, bumpy, dark, and twisted roads
Hauling love and misery, pulling on some heavy loads
I pushed the stone right up that mountain top
‘cuz I love to watch it roll back down
Picked up some hitchhikers on my way
I dropped them off downtown

I went up to the corner bar, played some songs on my guitar
I packed it up at 2AM, and when I get up tomorrow you know I’ll do it again, well…

Lookie here man yeah, I’m living my dreams
But lemme tell you brother that it ain’t what it seems
Maybe I’ll never ever get when I need, but I, I got what I wanted

Like a rubber soldier on the front lines, shoving off the living dead
I’m running from demons chasing me all up inside my head
You know I talked to gods, I talked to men
I’d talk to anyone who would hear
Now I just leave it to the universe, I know got nothing to fear

I setup for another show, and when I get started it, well it’s time to go
I never gotten over the fright, but when the songs start playing well, it’s always a delight, yeah…

Lookie here woman well I’m living my dreams
But lemme tell you sister that it ain’t what it seems
Maybe I’ll never ever get when I need, but I, I got what I wanted

Be careful what you wish for, you know you might just find
Yourself standing in another town
On a beautiful stage for the deaf, dumb, and blind

Well, all the way around I go, far away, far away from the Gulf of Mexico
All the way to the promised land, the golden gate of San Francisco

I found love and joy out on the Haight
And when the demons came back lord I just couldn’t wait
To get back to my home in Tennessee, and you know I hate the road

I went back to that corner bar, played some songs on my guitar
I packed it up at 2AM, and when I up tomorrow you know I’ll do it again,

Well lookie here man yeah, I’m living my dreams
But lemme tell you brother that it ain’t what it seems
Maybe I’ll never ever get when I need, but I, I got what I wanted

Well lookie here woman well I’m living my dreams
But lemme tell you sister that it ain’t what it seems
Maybe I’ll never ever get when I need, but I, I got what I wanted

Words and Music by Mike Lawson
© 2022 Psychotronic Music – BMI

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