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Stranger on the Prairie

from Reaching For Some Light by McDougall

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Hey Loraine, it's Bobby again
I wish you'd pick up the phone
I'm trying hard to make things work
And I can't do this alone

I miss you bad, I miss being dad
I even miss our babie's cry
I came out here for work
Feels like I came out here to die

Please call soon, so I can hear
Our little girl's laughter
Remind me now of all the good
That's supposed to come after

I'm a stranger on this prairie
I'm a danger in this town
There's no room here left to stand
And they won't let a man lay down

-Oh, little child, daddy may be gone for a while
-Oh, little one, he's gonna find you a place to run

Just so you know, I saw Mike again
And took back what I said
He shouldn't have promised me work out here
But I should not have wished him dead

My anger is now cooling down
I know that its a start
I'm finally done placing the blame
And tearing things apart

Tell me dad I'm not as bad
As he still thinks I am
I know that I messed up before
But I'm a changing man

And if he would just talk to me
I'd own up to my mistakes
Gonna raise this child up right
No matter what it takes

-Oh, little child, daddy may be gone for a while
-Oh, little one, he's gonna find you a place to run

Hey Loraine, it's Bobby again
I wish you'd pick up the phone
I'm trying hard to make things work
And I can't do this alone

I miss you bad, I miss being dad
I even miss our babie's cry
I came out here for work
Feels like I came out here to die

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from Reaching For Some Light, released May 20, 2016

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