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A town tucked between the desert and plains where the ghosts of Orbison and Holly still reside.

lyrics

is this what it’s about
cowboys and Indians
I’m so filled with doubt
wish I could begin again
there’s a buzz all around
as tires on pavement spin
a hole in the ground
where a cottonwood once had been

[come on, come on, come on…]

standing here all by myself
on the corner of all or nothing else
diesel dust and old perfume
hang heavy as evening fills the room
all the characters I’ve seen before
from the masters of none to the masters of war
where every word is like the last
and every fool keeps on repeating the past

Peggy Sue, are you dreaming
is your head in the clouds
are you feeling empty
would you say it out loud
the plains turn to desert
and your heart turns to stone
turn your ear to Chuck Hardin
and try to rave on

is this what it’s about
cowboys and Indians
I’m so filled with doubt
wish I could begin again
there’s a buzz all around
as tires on pavement spin
a hole in the ground
where a cottonwood once had been

bridge:
still I question my choices
I question my direction
wish I had an answer
instead of all these questions
wish I could get over
instead of going under
I’ve weathered all the lightning
so I can take the thunder

can you look at yourself in the mirror
can you look at your own reflection
can you ever look back, don’t you ever look back, do you wanna look back, could you ever look back…
I’m a car in park with the engine running
you’re an idle hand, waving a gun
I can never look back, no never look back, I can never look back, I'll never look back now…

hook:
I don’t want to be alone tonight
I don’t want to be alone tonight
I don’t want to be alone tonight
God, don't let me be alone tonight

mercury falls
night pulls down its shade
discontentment grows
as reason starts to fade

everyone’s lost and alone

that’s all
that’s all

credits

from New Mexico, released July 15, 2016
Lyrics & music: M. Jones
All vocals & instruments: M. Jones

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Men of Science, Men of Faith New York, New York

Men of Science, Men of Faith is a project of NY-based artist Mike Jones. Inspired by a road trip through New Mexico in early 2015, "New Mexico" is simultaneously a love letter to the state and a meditation on the myth of the Old West and the American experience of the 20th century, from Route 66 kitsch to the atomic bomb. ... more

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