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The Rock And A Hard Place (Irish Descendants)

The middle of April, I'm packin' my things,
Work shirts and jeans, I'll wear in the spring;
Somewhere in Alberta, job waits for me,
Somewhere in her heart, I hope she can see.

'Cause lately she's quiet, she don't come around,
I try and pick her up, but I just bring her down;
Said, I'm leavin' tomorrow, and I kissed her goodnight,
And I heard her crying when I turned out the lights.

The Rock and a hard place, there's no in-between,
One holds my work, the other my dreams;
'Cause she won't go with me, and I just can't stay,
The Rock and a hard place, I guess that's our way.

I sit in the driveway, the car idle still,
I'm wonderin' how much I'll take, 'fore I had my fill;
How many more times will I leave her alone,
I pocket the keys and walk back in our home.

I open my suitcase and unpack the clothes,
Where I'll find work, the Lord only knows;
Come hell or high water, I'll find a way,
And never again, my love, will you hear me say:

The Rock and a hard place, there's no in-between,
'Cause one holds my work, and the other my dreams;
'Cause she won't go with me, and I just can't stay,
The Rock and a hard place, I suppose that's our way.

####.... Bruce Guthro of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia ....####
Recorded by the Irish Descendants (Livin' On The Edge, trk#3, 1996 CD, Warner Music Canada Ltd, Scarborough, Ontario, distributed by Duckworth Distribution; executive producer: Fred Brokenshire; producer: Hayward Parrott).

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