lifeblood: songs: lyrics: country radio


i work at the mall food court
and when i get home
i fix something to eat
settle into my seat
and turn on the country radio

i know every word
to every song
they make these lonely nights a little less long
cuz then i'm under the stars
regular at the bar
got a perfect girl
i got a worn-in truck
we go down to the river
and the moonlight is silver
but most of all i get to be in love

i wanna be that boy
i wanna be that girl
i wanna know what it's like
to fall in love like most of the rest of the world
but as far as these songs will take me
is as far as i'll go
i'm just a gay kid in a small town
who loves country radio

i feel it in old time
i feel it brand new
that lonesome refrain
the secrets and pain
like only a song can know you
but then i close my eyes
it's like i clicked my heels
that's me in the story
and the story is real
it works like a charm
i've got him on my arm
we're taking a chance
on a dance while the band
plays our favorite song
we're singing along
and tonight he's gonna ask my hand

i wanna be that boy
i wanna be that girl
i wanna know what it's like to fall in love
like most of the rest of the world
but as far as these songs will take me
is as far as i'll go
i'm just a gay kid in a small town
who loves country radio

and as i'm driving from work
the sign at your church
says repent now
you can't go back
to the ways of your past
so i go twice as fast
to turn you on
so i can live like that boy
i wanna be that girl
i wanna know what it's like to fall in love
like most of the rest of the world
i wanna be that boy
(i wanna be that boy)
but as far as these songs will take me
(i wanna be that girl)
is as far as i'll go
i'm just a gay kid in a small town
who loves country radio

words and music by emily saliers


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