On the Skids

06:04
Jimmy Carpenter
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Lyrics and Music by Jimmy Carpenter

Lyrics

Quiet little town in which I live

Asked more from me than I could give

Everything used to go so nice

Now we’re all wrapped up in sin and vice

 

And though I should have seen it happen

It did not concern me

And now the noose is tightened

Had to eventually

 

Chorus:

I’m on the Skids, I’m on the Skids

I lost my will to live

Thank God I don’t have kids

I just want to call it quits

Shut my lids, and say goodbye

 

First you left me all alone

Then the whole damn town called in my loans

Closed in slowly, I can’t breathe

And I got no tricks left up my sleeve

 

And though I should have seen it happen

It did not concern me

And now the noose is tightened

Had to eventually

 

Chorus

 

My youth is gone, it left with you

My self-respect and my TV too

Watching pages turn too fast

More black squares on a checkered past

 

 

And though I should have seen it happen

It did not concern me

And now the noose is tightened

Had to eventually

 

Chorus