looking for a way out (acoustic version) lyrics – uncle tupelo

when you find you can’t somehow make it like all the rest
you won’t need to scrounge around for someone else
torn between the unknown and the place that you call home
and the life you want but have never known

there was a time
you could put it out your mind
leave it all behind
there was a time, that time is gone

so tell me, fifty years in this town, what’s done for you?
except to earn your name, a place on a barstool
you spent your whole life in this county, you’ve never been out of state
you say you’re gonna make it out before it’s too late

there was a time
you could put it out your mind
leave it all behind
there was a time, that time is gone

there was a time when nothing seemed to make much sense
now, that’s turned more intense
and all the crutches you’ve kept around
now, are nowhere to be found

remember when you didn’t have to look ahead or behind you
there was always something right there to do
but now it’s life in some kind of trap, looking for a way out
we keep moving on that’s what it’s all about

there was a time
you could put it out your mind
leave it all behind
there was a time, that time is gone

/ uncle tupelo lyrics