Jamey Johnson – High Cost Of Living chords

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AI was just a normal guy.
ALife was just a nine to five.
A EWith bills and pressure piled up to the sky.
EShe never asked, she knew I'd been,
Ehangin' with my wilder friends.
E Alooking for another way to fly.
D BmAnd crazy, was becoming my new norm.
AI'd pass out on the bedroom floor.
E AAnd sleep right through the calm before the storm.
DMy life was just an old routine.
E A G DEveryday the same damn thing, I couldn't even tell I was alive.
AI tell you. The high cost of living,
E Aain't nothin' like the cost of living high.
AThat southern baptist parking lot.
AWas where I'd go and smoke my pot.
A ESit there in my pick-up truck and pray.
EAnd stareing at that giant cross.
EJust reminded me that I was lost.
E AAnd it just never seemed to point the way.
AAs soon as Jesus turned his back.
AI'd find my way across the tracks.
D BmLookin' just to score another deal.
AWith my back against that damn eight ball.
E AI didn't have to think or talk or feel.
AMy whole life went through my head.
ALaying in that hotel bed.
A EWatchin' as the cops kicked in the door.
EI had a job and a piece of land.
E And my sweet wife, was my best friend.
E ABut I traded that for cocaine and a whore.
AWith my new found sobriety.
AI've got the time to sit and think.
D BmOf all the things I had, and threw away.
AThis prison is much colder than that,
E Aone that I was locked up in just yesterday.
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