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Badlands

by Paul Dennis

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The war between the sexes has been an age-old fight With arguments and quarrels going on most every night Insults flyin', women cryin', men who rant and rave It's been a common practice since the caveman left his cave My woman and myself were no exception to the rule Her swearin' at me up and down, me yellin' like a fool We finally had the one big fight that brought things to a head Before admitting I was right she packed her things and fled I won the battle but I lost the war Now I feel more lonely than I've ever felt before It don't matter who was wrong or right if love flies out the door 'Cause I won the battle but I lost the war I hope you'll take a lesson from my empty victory The home that was our battlefield's now silent as can be The conflict now is over, the enemy's withdrawn And with a deeply wounded heart I'll have to carry on I won the battle but I lost the war …
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Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains I’ll live there ’til I die The low clouds are lit by the sun’s sinking rays An awesome display of the last light of day Colors so bright and so clear to the eye That twinkle and blaze in the blue mountain sky Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, high on a cool green hilltop Home sweet home Virginia where the bright red cardinals fly Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, high on a cool green hilltop Home sweet home Virginia, I’ll live there ’til I die The night critters sounds seem to float on the air The hoot of an owl, the growl of a bear The darkness brings with it a peaceful delight That calms any nerves that are nervous tonight Born in the … Somewhere in the city this peace never comes The noise is still noisy and the traffic still hums The hustle and bustle goes on all the time And all night time brings is a prime time for crime But here in the mountains the beauty of day Continues all night in a different way I can’t help but wonder how people survive In the civilized cesspools that swallow their lives Born in the …

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released March 29, 2000

All words, music, singing, and instruments by Paul Dennis (except pedal steel guitar on Blue Ridge Mts.)

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Paul Dennis Fort Collins, Colorado

Paul Dennis was a professional musician in Florida, New York City, Virginia, Delaware, and the Black Hills of South Dakota before moving to Fort Collins, CO.. He sang and played lead guitar and bass guitar in bands playing a variety of music — rock, standards, country, and originals. He specializes in blues, R&B, and soul music, performing in both electric and acoustic settings ... more

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