lifeblood: songs: lyrics: fishtails


you know all them sweaty boys hanging out
at the copper mines
you watched them growing up under the bridge
on the river shoals off georgia 9
they used to lay their sweet bodies out
just waiting on a fishing line
just like your daddy did when he was a kid
in the wilds of florida
but your daddy's gone
and those boys jacked up got rough
moved on

you find your own self hiding in
the stories of drunken men
with their kids in tow from the picture show
driving over mountain bends
and you can feel the fingers crossing
when the black ice of winter comes
but they'll be fishtailing in the dark
from the time that they are born

hey you know your daddy's gone
those boys you loved got rough with the girls and moved on
still you gotta find some goodness
somewhere somehow
so hug the corners take the straights
from the cradle to the grave
oh we all give what
yeah what we we got
yeah we all give what we got

now in the winter you'll go south
fall asleep in the late day sun
hold still to catch the last of the warmth
before the storm clouds roll on in
and at night you watch the kids
riding in their hoodies in the rain
heading up to st john's causeway bridge
fishtailing all the way

hey you know your daddy's gone
those boys you loved got rough with the girls and moved on
still you gotta find some goodness
somewhere somehow
so hug the corners take the straights
from the cradle to the grave
oh we all give what
yeah what we got

yeah we all give what we got

words and music by amy ray


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