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Rockbottom Sideways

(Cabin Fever NW)
February 14, 2015
Caldwell/Bochsler
Rockbottom Sideways
By Tara Caldwell/Dianne Bochsler (BMI)


Why should I justify this night that lasted days
when it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways

Standing in a windstorm, trying to get my shoes on
Its hard to tell my left from my right
I’m broke down busted, my senses can’t be trusted
I don’t know what I was thinking tonight
Traffic’s going by at 90 miles an hour
I don’t even know what road it could be
Something in the dark, silent like a shark has got a cold eye on me

What am I supposed to do, who am I supposed to be
There’s way too many people and they’re all damn hard to please
Why should I justify this night that lasted days
When it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways
Oh no, it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways

Searching my brain for a number and a name
Anything to calm me down
I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
While the devil’s still playing that song
Too much light on the edge of the night,
Listen to the hammers pound
A man on the street with rags on his feet says He’s gonna strike me down

What am I supposed to do, who am I supposed to be
There’s way too many people and they’re all damn hard to please
Why should I justify this night that lasted days
When it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways
Oh no, it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways

I’m thinking that I should go
I’m thinking that I should go
I’m thinking that I should, thinking that I should
Thinking that I should go

Spinning all around me, how can every sound be
Something that I’ve just gotta hear
Sense of desperation, no final destination
I was thinking I would just disappear
Lost on the water, I’m a prodigal daughter
Swimming as the tide gets higher
At 3550 N. Mississippi, Atlantis is rising in fire

What am I supposed to do, who am I supposed to be
There’s way too many people and they’re all damn hard to please
Why should I justify this night that lasted days
When it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways
Oh no, it don’t really hurt if you hit rockbottom sideways