Jackknifed Truck

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A jealous and possessive ghost on from the other side and doesn't like what he sees

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Jackknifed Truck

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the ground.
I have a woman I love her, we'll be forever bound.
See that cloud up ahead? The dog drinking?
Well the cloud up above that one is me.
Chained by this ugly misfortune 'till she gets here and rescues me.

The road was all bent and icy,
Static filling my head on that day.
With all of the grace of a Jackknifed Truck,
I couldn't get out of the way.

The noise is all gone. It's ironic.
Now it's me that can't make a sound.
I sit with my lover in the silence, trying to tell her I'm still around.
Who'd have known when you pass from the static,
There could still be so much jealousy?
Her friends telling her to go out now and find a new lover,
'Cuz get this! I'd "want it that way."

Well I scream, "Hey! I can hear what you're saying
And I don't in fact want it this way."
And with all of the grace of a Jackknifed Truck,
I'm stuck as they drag her away.

Well you can't control the static
And you can't predict a damned thing.
As soon as I just stop trying, I'll be able to rest peacefully.
She'll move on and she’ll find a new lover.
That bastard, yeah, he'll soon replace me.
Well I'll deal with that punk and her backstabbing friends
When time brings 'em all crawling to me.

Well, the road was all bent and icy,
Static filling my head on that day.
With all of the grace of a Jackknifed Truck,
I couldn't get out of the way.

I scream, "Hey! I can hear what you're saying
And I don't in fact want it this way."
With all of the strength of a Jackknifed Truck,
I'm stuck and I can't get away.

credits

from Opening Soon Under New Management, released September 11, 2007
Lyrics and Music by Trakan

Trakan – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Tenor Banjo
Marissa Del Campo –Cello
Noah Samuels – Drums

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Trakan Chicago, Illinois

Trakan (pr. 'TRAY-kin') is a community-oriented songwriter from Chicago. A multi-instrumentalist with an obsessive DIY "indie" sprit, his songs are a dynamic mix of stories that wander from love lost and workplace oppression, to innocent observations on the weather - all forged with deep supernatural and psychological curiosity. Female vocals regularly sweeten his impassioned and agitated growl. ... more

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