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I see that the world is upside-down
Seems that my pockets
Were filled up with gold
And now the clouds
Well they’ve covered over


And the wind is blowing cold
Well I don’t need anybody
Because I learned, I learned to be alone
Well I said anywhere, anywhere I lay my head


Well I open my eyes
I was blind as can be
When you give a man luck he must fall in the sea
And she wants you
To steal and get caught
For she loves you for all that you are not





She’s not gonna choose you
For standing so tall go on and take a swig
Of that poison and like it
And don’t ask
For silverware, don’t ask for nothing
Go on and put your ear
To the ground
You know you will be hearing that sound



There’s a crooked street in Houston town,
It’s a well born path I’ve traveled down
Now there’s ruin in my name, I wish I never got off the train,
I wished I’d listened to the words you said.






ever again.




Once I held you in my arms, I was sure
But I took that silent stare through the guilded door
The desire to have much more, all the glitter and the roar,
I know this is where the sidewalk ends




When I was young I thought only of getting out
I said goodbye to my street, goodbye to my house
Give a man gin, give a man cards, give an inch he takes a yard,
And I rue the day that I stepped off this train



Lay your head where my heart used to be
Hold the earth above me
Lay down in the green grass
Remember when you loved me

Come closer don’t be shy
Stand beneath a rainy sky
The moon is over the rise, think of me as a train goes by





Stand in the shade of me
Things are now made of me
The weather vane will say
It smells like rain today



I’ll drink you under the table
Be red nose go for walks
The old haunts what I wants is red beans and rice
And wear the dress I like so well
Meet me at the old saloon make sure there’s a Dixie moon



I can see it in my dreams
Arm in arm down Burgundy
A bottle and my friends and me
New Orleans I’ll be there




One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky





But till that morning
There’s a’nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high





start out early in the mornin
they get up way before the sun
with flowin lights the city bustles
it truly grins for everyone





Slowly, you stroll over where I sit,
you strain crystals but now im one within.
Sweetheart, lover, words you use for me,
I yearn to get you forever, to get you into me









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