“Living The Dream” – Sturgill Simpson Live on Conan 9.10.2014 [YouTube Video]

LYRICS

Sturgill Simpson “Living The Dream” Lyrics

Time and time again Lord I’ve been going through the motions
It’s a means to an end but the ends don’t seem to meet
Walking around just living the dream anytime I take the notion
‘Til the truth comes bubbling up so bittersweet

Ain’t no point getting outta bed if you ain’t living the dream
Like making a big old pot of coffee when you ain’t got no cream
I don’t need to change my strings
Cause the dirt don’t hurt the way I sing
I don’t have to do a goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die

Well, I’ve been waiting on an angel waitress to come and take my order
Tell me all about the special today
Staring at a puddle of mud in my spoon couldn’t be much boarder
Hoping them circles don’t call back telling me to start today

That old man upstairs, he wears a crooked smile
Staring down at the chaos he created
He said son if you ain’t having fun just wait a little while
Your momma’s gonna wash it all away
And she thinks mercy’s overrated

Ain’t no point getting outta bed if you ain’t living the dream
Like making a big old pot of coffee when you ain’t got no cream
I don’t need to change my strings
Cause the dirt don’t hurt the way I sing
I don’t have to do a goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die

I don’t have to do a goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die.

Up-and-coming country singer Sturgill Simpson stopped by Conan last night to play “Living The Dream” off his most recent record, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Watch the performance above.

What will first strike the listener about Sturgill Simpson is his voice: It’s low and gruff, and he sings with power and passion. It will immediately remind you of classic outlaw country musicians like Merle Haggard. He had great control of the stage, and, by the end Conan was thoroughly impressed by the performance.

Metamodern Sounds In Country Music is out now and you can pick it up on Sturgill Simpson’s Bandcamp and on Amazon.

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