Why'd You Have To Do This Here?

by Mandy Troxel

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I was minding my own business
but your voices were raised
I was standing out of view in a public place
The guy you were with,
he had lost it completely
He was screaming and cursing,
and his words were so ugly
But somehow you stopped it from going too far this time
I heard you ask him in a voice so resigned
Why'd you have to do this here?
Why'd you have to do this here?

A child was crying "Please make him stop!"
and another man said he was calling the cops
But in all of the chaos and fury and fear
It was your words that hung like a ghost in the air
'cause somehow you stopped it from going too far this time
I heard you ask him in a voice so resigned
Why'd you have to do this here?
Why'd you have to do this here?

What makes it ok for him to act this way
When it's just the two of you?
and the only difference is that no one else will know
That's no place to make a home
You deserve a better home

The sheriff showed up, but it was after you'd gone
no one said much - things had quieted down
But I thought about you in some car on the highway
Gripping your seat as that guy kept on driving....

Lyrics by Mandy Troxel, ©2014 Arooo Music

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released October 20, 2014
Mandy Troxel, guitar and vocals
Leah Ballou, violin
Bruce Harvie, bass and minuet

Recorded Oct. 2014 at the Olgabowl. Engineered and mixed by Bruce Harvie.

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"With a folky voice of clarity that reminds one of early Emmylou Harris, Troxel navigates the waters of love lost and found with songs that offer memorable lines, but no easy answers." - Bill Mallonee

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