Trouble Is I'll Probably Stay Around

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Your best-laid plans will crumble
Your lofty ideals corrupt
Your heroes disappoint you
Little babies, they all grow up
The whitest whites get dirty
The deepest black will fade
The stars will all shine down on you
With the history that you’ve made
And they know you’ll never outrun them
They’ll expose you wherever you go
And it’s more than just gravity
That keeps a good man down
Trouble is I’ll probly stay around

Your memory’s a street-hardened hustler
Who charms as he empties your cup
The history you learned was all fiction
The numbers you know don’t add up
And a lover will whisper sweet nothings
To appease all the dreams in your head
You’ll ask for a warm heart for Christmas
But you’ll get a new sweater instead
And you go to bed with a good idea
And you wake up with Roy Cohn
I hope your best intentions
Never fall on fertile ground
Trouble is I’ll probly stay around

And my darling you know that I love you
From my smile to my new pair of shoes
And there’ll still be room at the table
No matter how much money you lose
I’ll always keep it between us, though
We both know who blew the game
And I did my part by looking for
And assigning the blame
These words don’t reflect your condition
You’re entirely catastrophe-prone
When even daytime celebrities say
“Don’t let the sun set on you in this town”
Trouble is I’ll probly stay around

So ring a bell for my benediction
As the sun’s tucked away for the night
I’ll dream when my head hits the pillow
That your faults will all be put right
And the calendar’s days are numbered
The day comes when you’ll have to choose
The path of least resistance
Or the path no one could refuse
But all of my prayers can’t save you
From who or what follows you home
It’s not just the feeling that’s sinking
We’d better head for higher ground
Trouble is I’ll probly stay around


from Just the Right Phantoms, released December 3, 2013



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Rhode Island-based The Feature Creeps is homemade rock by Tom Vale of Chicago's The Nurse Novels, ElvisBride, and Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop.

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