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The Urge To Roam

from Hang Me Out to Dry by Trip McCool

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Somewhere down the road I lost the feeling
When this caravan became my home
Damned if I can stop, and start the healing
How did I get this curse, the urge to roam

Once upon a time all Ireland was mine
Feared by men and loved by every maid
A slick and silver tongue, handsome as a song
Couldn’t wait to hit the old highway

You kiss a pretty girl, it changes your whole world
You do the things a good man wouldn’t do
Pull your trousers on, leave by early dawn
You didn’t ask, you swore ya never knew

The rumors drift around the streets of a small town
Like Sunday funnies on a windy day
The boy becomes a man, starts rocking in a band
I heard him once, my god that kid can play

At this stage of life, I’ll never take a wife
A lonely fool is all I’ll ever be
Following a star, I got my old guitar
It keeps me safe, it keeps me company


from Hang Me Out to Dry, released February 17, 2020


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Trip McCool Holly Springs, North Carolina

I put on the guitar and sing as if my ancestors were listening; and I truly believe they are so I better not disappoint them. Trip is the part of my soul that never forgot the sacrifices they made. My people rose up from the Irish mud to make a better life for me. I write songs for them, for my people, the immigrants, the poor, the salt of the earth. It's all true, even the lies. ... more

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