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Goin' Up To Leadville


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"Goin' Up To Leadville"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

I’ve never felt so low down, ever since I met you

You say you love me honey, but I know it’s just not true

Can’t make me stay in the city, instead I’m gonna head up to the sky

Get as close as I can to heaven, where I can see the light

I’m going where the air is thin, and I cannot tell a lie

I’m going up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


None of my old flames could save me, they don’t mean a thing to me

I won’t be leavin’ you for any of them, I just need to get myself free

Won’t be mining for Molly, along the 10th mountain division trail

Not going hiking for Holly, on my way up from Vail

Not gonna need no search and rescue, so this is goodbye

I’m going up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


I’ve always wished I could fly, and someday, I may get my wings

When I’m playin’ air guitar for an afterlife angel who sings

But in this world, there’s a place, where I can be above the clouds

And there’s endless champagne powder for me to ski down

It’s more addictive than any drug, so now I’ve got to be brave

I’m gonna leave you behind and get that floatation that I crave


You say you gotta have a reason, why I’m goin’ away to stay

I know you won’t believe me, babe, no matter what I say

Not looking for heavy metal, not gonna train for no triathalon

Not tryin’ to conquer fourteeners, I just need to move on

You can’t keep me down, in a valley full of lies

I’m going up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


Got a  feelin’ you’re not always honest, got a feelin’ you haven’t been true

And I trust my intuition, I don’t need to see any proof

You like to keep me under your thumb, but you can’t control my destiny

So I’m goin’ way up to the mountains, far away from this depression you feed

Don’t need a prescription for medicine, just to get me by

I’m going up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


I’m guilty of the same things as you, but if I stay I’ll never feel better

I finally have the courage to go, and give up on our time together

There’s only one thing that’ll cure my blues, only one place I know I can go

I never forgot what altitude can do, for an attitude so low

An adjustment of elevation, deep snow is the reason why

I’m going up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


I’ve always wished I could fly, and someday, I may get my wings

When I’m playin’ air guitar for an afterlife angel who sings

But in this world, there’s a place, where I can be above the clouds

And there’s endless champagne powder for me to ski down

It’s more addictive than any drug, so now I’ve got to be brave

I’m gonna leave you behind and get that floatation that I crave


With you it’s been artificial, I don’t believe you’ve been sincere

We’ve had our share of ups and downs, but now I need to get the hell out of here

Fakin’ it’s no way to live, there’s only temporary pleasure

When there’s no love, there’s not much life, and I’m prayin’ for mine to be better

A recreational religion, where the snow is light and dry

I’m goin’ up to Leadville, where I can get a natural high


Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Goin' Up To Leadville
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Used To Be Good Looking
Position Track # 12
Duration 6:48
Released June 21st, 2014
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, bluegrass
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, acoustic solo
Track Chronology
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"Goin' Up To Leadville"

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Brief Description

I envisioned this as a bluegrassy tune, originally attempted on banjo.  It's about the high country town of Leadville, CO, and a guy who's been there before, and now that he's leaving his woman, he yearns to go back there for a better life.

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