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Beg Steal Or Borrow
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs Lyrics


So your home town's bringing you down
Are ya drowning in the small talk and the chatter
Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and driving life's long ladder

You've been howling at the moon like a slack jawed fool
And breaking every rule they can throw on
But one of these days it's gonna be right soon
You'll find your legs and go and stay gone

Young man, full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man, going to make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
Ya beg, ya steal, ya borrow

Well all the friends that you knew in school
They used to be so cool now they just bore you
Well look at them now, already pulling the plow
So quick to take to grain like some old mule

Young man, full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man, going to make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
You beg, you steal, you borrow

Dreaming of the day
You're gonna pack your bags
Put the miles away
Oh, just grab your girl and go
Where no one knows you
What will all the old folks say?

So the home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk and the chatter?
Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life's long ladder

Young man, full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man, going to make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
You beg, you steal, you borrow

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Written by: RAYCHARLES JACK LAMONTAGNE

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Forrest George

So your home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk
And the chatter

Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life's long ladder

You've been howling at the moon like a slack jaw fool
And breaking every rule they can throw on
But one of these days it's gonna be right soon
You'll find your legs and go and stay gone

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg, steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow

Well all the friends that you knew in school
They used to be so cool and they just bore you

Well look at them now, already pulling the plow
So quick to take to grain like some old mule

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg, steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow

Dreaming of the day
You're gonna pack your bags
Put the miles away
Oh, just grab your girl and go
Where no one knows you
What will all the old folks say?

So the home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk and the chatter?
Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life’s long ladder

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg, steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow



Brandon Celaya

So your home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk and the chatter?
Are you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life's long ladder?

You've been howling at the moon like a slack-jawed fool
And breaking every rule they can throw on
But one of these days, it's gonna be right soon
You'll find your legs and go and stay gone

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man gonna make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
You beg, you steal, you borrow

Well, all the friends that you knew in school
They used to be so cool, now they just bore you
Well, look at 'em now, already pulling the plow
So quick to take to grain, like some old mule

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man gonna make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
You beg, you steal, you borrow

Dreaming of the day you're gonna pack your bags
Put the miles away
Oh, just grab your girl and go where no one knows you
What will all the old folks say?

So the home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk and the chatter?
Are you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life's long ladder?

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man gonna make a stand
You beg, steal, you borrow
You beg, you steal, you borrow



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Taurus 03

I heard this song while waiting in the dentist's office and I HAD to look it up. This man's voice is beautiful; it's like a whisper-rasp that kind of reminds me of fog... But it also sounds like melted, slippery butter. Whew! 🙌🏽

Taurus 03

@LouAnne Smith Thank you, so much. 😊❤️

LouAnne Smith

Yesssss such a perfect description

Taurus 03

@D L Ahhh, I watched it a while ago as well and had to re-watch! It’s amazing.

D L

@Taurus 03 try the letterman live version it's a good live cut and I'm not normally a live music fan

Taurus 03

@D L I’ve been listening to it ever since. 😊 I’m in love with it.

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Troy Desbiens

This is my FAVORITE SONG and I love music! I drove through Utah to Wyoming and I played this song and WOW...what a beautiful song to go with all the colors of the west! Love it!

certifiablygeeky

Definitely check out the rest of the album if you’ve never done that.

Geoffrey Logsdon

I was born in Colorado and made a trip out there a few years ago when my beloved 90 year old grandma passed away. I was sitting in a car in front of her house, next to the house where l was born. My grandma and her house was my sanctuary, where the world couldn't get me.
This song came on the radio while l was sitting there, and it was the first time l ever heard it. Before l knew it l had tears pouring down my face. I knew my life was never going to be the same. No grandma, and no sanctuary. I was the polar opposite of the character in the song...l would have given anything to be back in my hometown, among the small talk and the chatter. I escaped it and found nothing. Nothing.

GMar

All American 😉

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