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I Will Not Be Treated This Way

from Nothing Hid by Bob Frey

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I remember you well in the city
As your hair danced around in the breeze
And, the glance that you gave as you reached in your pocket
You left a letter and stood up to leave

You left a letter and stood up to leave
I stared at the words that you wrote
I took a pull from my beer and I didn't say a word
I watched as you walked out the door

He reached out to her on a Sunday
By Friday, she still had not called
Then she's drunk at his door on a Saturday morning
But, soon she'd forgotten it all

And, then she says, "It's just the way that it's written..."
"Maybe we'll understand it someday"
Now, he walks down the road, he's got a chip on his shoulder
He says, "I will not be treated this way"


I will not be treated this way
I will not be treated this way
I walk down the road, I got a chip on my shoulder
I will not be treated this way

This scene ain't no different than anyplace else
It's a puddle that thinks it's a sea
All the hip people sit at the back of the bar
And, they're looking so pleasantly pleased

They're looking so pleasantly pleased
Saluting the beautiful ones
Everyone thinks that they're somebody else
With magnificent work to be done

There's a rich man who sits at a table
He's surrounded by piles of gold
And, people who smile as they reach in his pocket
Each one does just what they're told

So, why does he feel so alone
He feels so alone and afraid
He's got all the best things that money can buy
But, it seems he gets worse everyday


It's true that I'm just getting older
But, I feel pretty much just the same
As I did long ago, when I started this road
And, I think it's a poor goddamn shame

If you drink from the cup of forgiveness
You lose yourself deep in a dream
And wake up to find that nobody's been saved
My dear, you'll know just what I mean



from Nothing Hid, released October 4, 2013
Bob Frey - Guitar, Vocals
Corey Hess - Bass, Drums
Matthew Unga - Lead Guitar
Kale Baglyos Reed - Violin
Seth Tate - Organ


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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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