Something Broke

from by Ambulance!

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I wasn't young and I wasn't old
I's just taking a breath and I was tucked down in the fold
Life wasn't special, it wasn't real bad,
but I took no pride in the little that I had.
I looked at my kids ages 3 and 5
and I felt an aching I can hardly describe.

It wasn't the money, it wasn't the time,
but i felt something break in the back of my mind.

I laid in my bed and I looked at my wife.
I knew something was rotten
I knew that nothing was right
Yeah, I stared at the ceiling, I felt a weight on my chest,
and I started laughing thinking 'bout "Daddy Knows Best"
But I wouldn't know nothing just guilt and rot.
My life consumed me and I was boiling in the pot.

Now if they find me in a bar someplace
well I'm an honest man I think I'll tell 'em to their faces.
I tried to be decent but something just broke
surrounded by smiles at the end of my rope.
So take me away, give me your worst, I tell ya
no prison is darker than a love you don't deserve.


from Live at Rudyards, released April 20, 2017



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Ambulance! Houston, Texas

After not drinking for a week, Greg Wood went to Leon's Lounge for drinks. Being unresponsive on the bar gets you an ambulance ride. He woke up mid ride and asked to be dropped off at home. The EMT's smartass reply, "This is not a taxi."
This moment was the birth of the band name.
Ambulance rose from the ashes of Houston's mid 90's band Horseshoe starring Greg Wood and his songs.
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