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James McMurtry — Restless
Album: Childish Things
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:45
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She gets a little restless in the spring
She might follow the lines you sing
Bullshit though they are
?Cause sometimes that?s just the thing
If delivered with panache and a certain graceFingertips on satin lace
Cutting cards and quoting Proust
Whatever turns her wild mare loose

She gets a little restless now and then
She feels the changes in the wind
Way down deep where I can?t see
She can get clean away from me
With a side step and subtle shift
And the turning of a key
Locks me out and lets me drift
She?ll come back if I let her be
She?ll come back if I let her be

And I?m just a little down tonight
I?m just a little down
A little messed up is all I?m saying

Just a little down tonightI?m just a little down
But I believe I?ll make it
Believe I?ll make it

She gets a little restless I can tell
When she goes back up inside her shell
And the conversation slows
To a stop and I might as well
Be out alone on the highway
Way off in the Utah sage
Waving to the railroad crew
That?s when I get restless too

She gets a little restless in the spring
She might follow the lines you sing
Bullshit though they are
Sometimes that?s just the thing
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bit boring
This recent effort is not one of McMurty's strongest. Check out "Saint Mary of the Woods" and "Live in Aught-Three," both of which contain the fantastic novella "Choctaw Bingo."  The former also contains his cover of Dave Alvin's "Dry River."
Gettin' to like this guy's songs as much as I like his daddy's stories. :smile:
saw him last night here in pittsburgh, great show.
Thanks! I needed that!
Aaah, anything is better than mmj...
Nice song.
nigelr wrote:
Very nice song. Can't wait to hear it again. Love the production.
agree on all points. Very cool song I think. ed: it caught my attention again. I dig it
Very nice song. Can't wait to hear it again. Love the production.
Good song, as is everything I've heard from him so far.
Like it so far. I get a little restless now and then too.