I Miss My Marie
Lyrics Evan Westerlund

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He steps out of the bar
Into the mid-day sun
Without a second thought
Takes the keys from his pocket
Gets behind the wheel
Gonna make one last stop
And with a half empty whiskey bottle
He takes main street at full throttle
He's got nothing left to give
And the one thing he knows is
A man shouldn't outlive his daughter

[Chorus]
I miss my Marie
She was a starry-eyed girl
With a smile a country mile wide
I'd give anything
To have her back by my side
I've begged and I've prayed, Lord
Permission denied
All I've got left here
Is hard-headed pride
And that's not a lot to live for
I miss my Marie

The clock strikes twelve
The church bell rings
In this dusty old coal town
There's lamp post
Down by the graveyard
Where the truck was wrapped around
His little girl went missing
Six years to the day
Lost her mamma at childbirth
No, it shouldn't be that way
He couldn't rise above
And all he knew about love
Was in the note on the seat
Right beside him

[Chorus]
I miss my Marie
She was a starry-eyed girl
With a smile a country mile wide
I'd give anything
To have her back by my side
I've begged and I've prayed, Lord
Permission denied
All I've got left here
Is hard-headed pride
I've begged and I've prayed, Lord
Permission denied
All I've got left here
Is hard-headed pride
And that's not a lot to live for
And that's not a lot to live for

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