Listen to Three Enemies

There’s a recurring character in my songs. He’s a guy who surveys his life and its abundant comforts and makes a conscious decision to walk away from it all. Sometimes it’s just a passing wish (Miss You Sundays) and sometimes it’s for real and for keeps (Train Whistle). This song’s narrator is an example of the latter.

Unfounded rumors: My homeboy b.w. krehbiel intends to cover this song.


Three Enemies

© 2013 Bryan Masters

  G
Mister can you tell me

cause the facts are quite clear
         C                                    G
but I still don't understand how I ended up here

Was a time not long ago 

when I had it all
        C             G             D            F
then I plotted my misfortune and mapped out my fall

         C           G
with a surgeon's precision
   C         G
I made my decision
     C        G             D 
The life I envisioned left me free to roam

I was cleaned up and working 
and settled and married
But the ring on my finger was too heavy to carry
so I set it all down
job and family and home
and set off like some drifter to live on my own

        C          G
with a surgeon's precision
    C        G
I made my decision
      C       G           D
The life I envisioned unfettered and free
          G
with not even one friend

and only three enemies
     C                 G          D     G
the moonlight and the bottle and these memories

C
I sprouted wings, but they failed me
                      G
and I dropped like a stone
C
into this tired old barroom
                D  D7
that I call my home

with a surgeon's precision
I made my decision
The life I envisioned unfettered and free
with not even one friend
and only three enemies
the moonlight and the bottle and these memories

Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP