lifeblood: songs: lyrics: bondsman (evening in missouri)


evening in missouri
sing the songs of loneliness
to comfort the brutal-ness
with an easy tune
that falls off your weathered lips
and the winter is crueler
in the deep south i know
the ice it cracks the same
the spring rain
and we sing
oh lord
let me sleep through the thunder
let me sleep through the rain
one more night before the bondsman comes
and takes it away

times fall hard
on the down the line of fathers
legacy
it don't change
mamas fight
the quilting of the slaughter
and the wandering
in the devil's den
know my name
i am my father's daughter
i got his crimes
just hanging on me
but the timber grows
and watches over the holler
and sings me to sleep
with th crying wind
oh lord
let me sleep through the thunder
let me sleep through the rain
one more night before the bondsman comes
and takes it away
yeah

when the master calls
i'm gonna take his hand
and fly away
over
this land

words and music by amy ray


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