lifeblood: songs: lyrics: salty south


one
two
ready
and

mister pull up a chair
i got time for tears
so tell me all the stories
that you never did
of the salty south
the seminoles held out
while geronimo died in a lonely jail

a thousand tides and
a thousand waves
taking it all away
it'll come back in
we'll be gone by then
ah and it's a miracle
we ever learn to live

they drained that land
for a better plan
the sugar cane and the civil man
but now they're ringing dead them pines
they planted in that time
they gonna keep on killing
till they get it right

a thousand tides and
a thousand waves
taking it all away
it'll come back in
we'll be gone by then oh
and it's a miracle
we ever learn to live

i remember the wind
as it was settling
and every sun going down
was a picture then
but we look back in frames yeah
they all look the same
there's no sense of time
no sense of pain

a thousand tides and
a thousand waves
taking it all away
and it'll come back in
yeah it will
we'll be gone by then
oh and it's a miracle
we ever learn to give

words and music by amy ray


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