COUNTRY GHETTO

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WAR
There's a war going on
And the ones about to die are safe at home
There's a war going on
And your world stops feeling now

No it ain't about the same
I know your mama and your daddy didn't tell you a thing
About the price of fame
And your world she's so deep Lord she's deep in shame.

Ain't but one thing that's for sure
Everybody want some more
No one gonna do what's "right"
All we'll do is fight

There's a war going on
And the ones about to die are safe at home
There's a war going on
And the world stops feeling now

Way down deep in your soul
In that dark place you don't want to talk about
Why did you break the mold?
And your world she's so deep Lord she's deep in doubt

Ain't but one thing that's for sure
Everybody want some more
No one gonna do what's "right"
All we do is fight

CIRCLES
Some say that I wronged you but I don't know how
If I could make it right you know I would, you know I would

So please forgive me for what some other man did too you
Before I came along
Cuz I don't want to go on fighting and fussing over something
I can't change at all

There's no way I can change the past or your pain
I don't want to fight walking in circles
I'm not the one who hurt you so deep down
Let's start a new now walking in circles

If time heals all wounds then change comes slow - so slow
But if I see a smile on your face the sun may yet Lord shine on us

There's no way I can change the past or your pain ⁄ I don't want to fight walking in circles
I'm not the one who hurt you so deep down
Let's start a new now walking in circles
I'm not the one who hurt you so deep down
Let's start a new now walking in circles
There's no way I can change the past or your pain
I don't want to fight walking in circles
I'm not the one who hurt you so deep down
Let's start a new now walking in circles

COUNTRY GHETTO
I see the look in your eyes I know I'm simple and plain
A country boy can't survive too many ways in your game
So you can say what you will about your helping hand
I know I'll never be more than just your dumb white trash

Life in a country ghetto

Love touches us all yes we're black and we're white
Out here in the cut still living side by side
So never mind what you've seen and just forget what you've heard
Another ignorant redneck just some Hollywood words

Life in a country ghetto

No I'm not tame
The only voice that speaks for me speaks from this clay
Little boy you ain't never take a dime from the man
Starve to death before you live by a government handout
They call us poverty

Life in a country ghetto

TRAGIC
For his pleasure he sits sweating
The ghost of a man who now haunts himself
Hear the steady tick of time like a levee
Holding in his troubled mind ⁄ He was proud he was strong
Now he's counting back the days to what went wrong
A pipe a dream a fearful scream
All these FBI agents hiding in your pine trees

Lord it is tragic

Burning faster than a fuse lit from both ends
He spirals down ⁄ At the ready with a list of excuses
Most of his friends they don't know him now
The family's tired and confused
He's still trying to make an offer they can't refuse
Is he clean is he free
Are those FBI agents still hiding in his pine trees?

Lord it is tragic

BY MY SIDE
There, there's a time
And a place for everything
Hear these fools tell you who you are
But you don't hear a doggone thing
And maybe that's why, why I love you
Maybe that's how I feel your pain
Cuz we're both falling dow
And there ain't nobody to blame

I ain't going nowhere
I ain't gonna hide
I ain't going nowhere
With you by my side

There, there's a road
That we walk but cannot see
Feel its spirit come and go
Make me whole shape me out of clay
Now you know just how feeble
And how weak a man can be
And still you're pleased,
pleased to be with me anyway

I ain't going nowhere
I ain't gonna hide
I ain't going nowhere
With you by my side

ON PALASTINE
That stormy morning
Felt like a dream
He told me then
Of what he'd seen

A child a man
In times gone bad
Faces of stone
Lined hard and sad

One Sunday day
They all came home
All that they had
Was burned and gone

The timber men
Their pistols gleamed
A lifetime lost
On Palastine

He made a stand
He would not run
He dropped the hoe
And picked up the gun

And then one night
He disappeared
It fed the worst
Of all their fears

They found him quiet
High in a tree
He flew away
From Palastine

Then came the day
They moved away
More gunmen came
They could not stay

To Glen St. Mary
To Olustee
But we still dream
Of Palastine

FOOTSTEPS
Don't you
Don't you hear
Footsteps a coming?

TURPENTINE
Deep in the piney woods
Breathe it til your head ache
Working for six dimes
Breathe it til the ground shake

Lord and that fever's high
Hard luck life
Hurry boy
The sun is going down

Deep in the piney wood
Hell in its own place
Working that sticky gold
Flowing from a cat face

Lord and that fever's high
Hard luck life ⁄ Hurry boy
The sun is going down

Deep in the piney woods
Hell in its own place

Lungs can't breathe
Poisoned heat
Fever's high
Hard luck life
Heavy load
Like a stone
Hurry boy
The sun is going down

A WOMAN
In the morning she'll show you how much she loves you
And when the night comes you need to show her too
You got to touch her in that way don't you ever stop loving her
And that's how a woman wants to be loved by her man

Now any old fool can stay through the good times
And any old fool can run out on her
So you got to buckle up and face that stormy weather together
And that's how a woman wants to be loved by her man

There's a place Lord there's a place where a man can't go
She said, "you better not put your hands on me
Unless you, unless you're ready to love me"
And that's how a woman wants to be loved by her man
And that's how a woman got to be loved by her man

MISSISSIPPI
Well I dearly love my home but
She never looked so good to me
Blue skies and dragonflies
Muddy creek Lord set me free

Good things are going on
There in Mississippi
She made me feel good
There in Mississippi

Folks smiling and saying he
In my car as I'm passing by
And I can smell those barbeque grills
Firing on the fourth of July

Good things are going on
There in Mississippi
She made me feel good
There in Mississippi

Good things are going on
There in Mississippi
She made me feel good
There in Mississippi
Everybody moving everybody grooving
Everybody letting it all get loose
There in Mississippi

THE SUN IS SHINING DOWN
How many more days can you hold out
How much longer can you wait she asked
There was a time I thought I, I could answer
But my tongue gets tied as my thoughts drift away

Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
The sun is shining, shining down
Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
I'm alive and I'm feeling, feeling fine

All those simple thoughts all those peaceful dreams
Share the space with a hard worked, hard worked day
But it's the little things, the little things not expectation
That make life worth living, worth living
Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
The sun is shining, shining down
Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
And the world Lord, world is fine
Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
The sun is shining, shining down
Glory, Glory – Hallelujah
I'm alive and I'm feeling Lord, feeling, feeling, feeling fine

GOODBYE
No you can't break me
But I know that ain't right
No you can't break me
But I know that ain't right

So hard to say goodbye
They can't break me
And I know it ain't right

Well they break me
But I know it ain't right

So hard to say goodbye

Well they break me
But I know it ain't right
Well they break me
But I know it ain't right

So hard to say...