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This song asks the ever pressing question: "Why do I put the cork back in the bottle?"
Why do you?


why do I put the cork back in the bottle,
why should I take the time to say goodnight,
why do them sweet gals lie and say the love me,
I never asked to lead this wicked life.

well preacher says that this life is just suffering,
I wish that I could tell you that's a lie,
but here I sit at midnight, drunk and weeping,
as I grit my teeth and watch you pass me by.


I got no more need for tent revivals,
no more shall I breath this chilly air,
I never asked the good lord for a fine red feather bed,
never asked for pain but got my share.


well now rich folks they eat well, and I go hungry,
pretty girls get their songs played on T.V.,
but I saved up just to buy this pint of whiskey,
seems like suffering's the only thing that's free.


well there ain't no happy ending friends and children,
and it ain't a field of roses on that side,
so try to find your own loves and your laughter,
to outweigh all those rolling tears you'll cry



from Nothing But The Nuts, released May 29, 2014
Written by Wes Canter
Arranged and Performed by Red Light Rodeo



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Red Light Rodeo has been spreading their innovative take on country, bluegrass and traditional music in your favorite barrooms, music festivals, and listening rooms around Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region since early 2012. The Rodeo mixes age old words and melodies with the raw rock and roll energy of hard-edged country and honky-tonk to create original music and traditional renderings... ... more

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