LOCHLOOSA

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THAT BOY
Everybody's looking
You're the talk all over town
When y'all walk the street
He's got a smile you got a frown
Too many folks talking about what you ought to do
And not what you gonna do
Still ain't right for that man to get on top of you
That Boy don't love - He's afraid of you

We heard he slapped you around
And I know that shit ain't right
One minute y'all get along
And then the next you fuss and fight
Sugar wouldn't melt in his mouth according to you
Next day we see you girl you all black and blue

That Boy don't love - He's afraid of you

Now your moments come
You've got to break out on your own
Girl you can't live in fear
Inside that place you call your home
It's time to turn him out turn him loose just walk away
He's just a mama's boy let him cry girl let him cry

That Boy don't love - He's afraid of you
That Boy don't love - He's afraid of you

LOCHLOOSA
Homesick but it's alright
Lochloosa is on my mind
She's on my mind

I swear it's ten thousand degrees in the shade
Lord have mercy knows - how much I love it

Every mosquito every rattlesnake
Every cane break – everything

Every alligator every blackwater swamp
Every freshwater spring – everything

All we need is one more damn developer
Tearing her heart out

All we need is one more Mickey Mouse
Another golf course another country club
Another gated community

Lord I need her
Lord I need her
And she's slipping away

If my grandfather could see her now
He'd lay down and die

Cause every minute every second every hour
Every day - Lord she's slipping away

Homesick but it's alright
Lochloosa is on my mind
She's on my mind

DIRTFLOORCRACKER
Looking for something to prove
Looking for something to say
We eat our grits and we don't mind sweet in our tea

All they've ever known
Their TV taught them
Mercy for the Wise
All they've ever known
Call me dirt floor cracker
But them words just feel me with pride

You seem so pleasant
You've got something to say
But them words you speak deep down
Loving to irritate
We're not that fooled by ya
This hard head ya see
You keep your money coming
We'll feed ya cheap cornbread and
Them grits keep flowing baby
Psy-collard greens and
My mama said hey boy
Listen to what they mean

All they've ever known
Their TV taught them
Mercy for the Wise
All they've ever known
Call me dirt floor cracke
But them words just feel me with pride

We got the soul but you
Don't want the feeling - ain't right
We go them moves but you
Decide to pull it tight
You think you got - but it
Its like the road you say
You about to move it 40
We got the record playing

All they've ever known
Their TV taught them
Mercy for the wise
All they've ever known
Call me dirt floor cracker
But them words just feel me with pride

FIREFLIES
When we were youngin's
We used to play all day
Lord and when the night came
Oh them lights would dance away
Oh so good so warm it felt to play
Like being in your mama's arms
So safe

Where did all the fireflies go?
Hold your breath no more movement in the night
Where did all the fireflies go?
I heard someone say
They ain't never coming back

Running wild feeling oh so free
Trying to light the night up
With the fire inside of me
Oh them lights Lord they let me be me
Where did all the fireflies go where did they go?

Where did all the fireflies go?
Hold your breath no more movement in the night
Where did all the fireflies go?
I heard someone say
hey ain't never coming back

TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS
In the deepest hour
No man can say for sure
When them hard times fall on you
Where you gonna run boy where you gonna go
Running hard running fast running low to the ground
Boy keep you head down
Cause when that devil sneaks up behind you
He'll never make a sound
Lord evils here you know it well

In the deepest hour
Lord I feel it coming down
Tide rolling in black as blood in the mangroves
A lonely life
No one sees no one hears
But a foot waving by and by
From the other side of hell
But when them cold steel blue eyes fall on you
Yeah you feel it now
Lord evils here you know it well

In the deepest hour
Lord times have changed
On that black Monday Lord 1910
When that hurricane rolled in on us
Now all these boys walking around
All these boys talking big just like they was men
But it's easy to talk so loud

Now that Mr. Watson's gone from Chatham Bend

SIX WAYS FROM SUNDAY
Six ways I've been pulled
Six ways to lose my mind
They'll turn your pockets out
Boy leave you dead or dying
Tough love can get to rough
When the good times start to slide
Them words ringing in my head
Watch the hair go with the hide
Hollering

Six ways from Sunday
Mama let me be
Six ways from Sunday
Darling let me be
Tomorrows a new day dawning
Might be for you
Six ways from Sunday – Hollering

Broke down and tied to the ground
Like a mule on the down side
Yelling gee and yelling haw loud
In my ears till I want to cry
But that whip don't mean too much
When a mule ain't got a chance
Let 'em roll watch how they fold
Victims of their circumstance
Hollering

Six ways from Sunday
Mama let me be
Six ways from Sunday
Darling let me be
Tomorrows a new day dawning
Might be for you
Six ways from Sunday - Hollering

THE WRONG SIDE
Out in the garden
Till the sun goes down
Work the handle till my fingers bleed
Made you the big man in town

While my child hood was a wasting
While my child hood slipped away

I was born on the wrong side of the tracks
So I left but I'm still looking back
Everybody's got a tell of sorrow
Try to forget it
But I can't let go

I used to watch the hobos
With a jealous eye
Cause for me there's no rails to ride
Just the pain to survive

All this time I've been a wasting
All this time done slipped away

I was born on the wrong side of the tracks
So I left but I'm still looking back
Everybody's got a tell of sorrow
Try to forget it
But I can't let go

Time ain't standing still
And there ain't no way to get it back
All this looking over my shoulder
A bad habit

All my life I've been a wasting
All my life done slipped away

I was born on the wrong side of the tracks
So I left but I'm still looking back
Everybody's got a tell of sorrow
Try to forget it
But I can't let go

EVERYBODY'S
So precious and fleeting
I loved them all
Time to go

Down the street
I watch you go
Like there's no tomorrow
Where we know

Cause Everybody's is gone
And all the old lamps are burning out
And all those voices of joy and laughter
Well them new folks done moved them out
But if I listen close I can hear them
Lord they're calling me to come on
It's just a matter of time
Cause I got nowhere left to call home

I see you waiting
But I know you won't understand
Sand falling on through - through my hands

Cause Everybody's is gone
And all the old lamps are burning out
And all those voices of joy and laughter
Well them new folks done moved them out
But if I listen close I can hear them
Lord they're calling me to come on
It's just a matter of time
Cause I got nowhere left to call home

GAL YOUNGIN
The rattlesnake lift his head
The horse he rolled to the ground
The rattlesnake lift his head
The horse he rolled to the ground
Busted daddy into - you know it brung him down

Picking tobacco
Out in the Georgia sun
Picking tobacco
Out in the Georgia sun
Gal youngin' I'll whup ya - if you afraid of worms

The man in the big house
Lord you know he always frowned
The man in the big house
Lord you know he always frowned
Hit them fields - until the sun goes down

Come on in gal
Get up off your knees
Come on in gal
Get up off your knees
All we got - cornbread and black-eyed peas

If it don't kill you
Lord it will make you strong
If it don't kill you
Lord it will make you strong
No way to right - a world that was never wrong

HOW JUNIOR GOT HIS HEAD PUT OUT
Me and my friends out late one night
4 drunk sailors looking' for a fight
One pulls a pistol and he sticks it to my head
A voice in my mind says, "Son you are dead"

Just another scrape but we make it out alive
Some make a living' tryin' to steal your pride
Others talk color but I know it's all the same
Never saw a bullet that didn't know a name

Young jitterbug tryin' to play that game
Always showing' out as if it was a game
Bragging 'bout jacking people every chance he gets
Young jitterbug best watch your step

Jits with his girl out dancing' on a wire
Car pulls up and opens fire
Pull up to the scene there's a whole lot of cryin'
Young jitterbug girlfriend lay dyin'

Just 2 stories how things go down
On any given day in this little Southern town
here's a lot of slow walking' and a lot a sad singin'
All throughout the memories the gun shots ringin'

THE LONG WAY HOME
Ain't much changed around here since the beginning of time
People born, people live, people kill, people dying
In a vague memory of the time I was born
Flash of light thunder rolled now I'm here now I'm gone

But do you, do you, do you know where your goin'

No effort, no gain
No effort, stay the same
No don't you ever try to live a lie

Bittersweet memories of the road to my regret
Tryin' to change the whole world ain't nobody did it yet
Yeah this life can be cruel yeah this life ain't always fair
Yet we hope to ascend to the place we send our prayers

But do you, do you, do you know where your goin'

PRAY FOR RAIN
Well the sky is ashy white
And the fields are burning bright
When all we love fades out of sight
Pray for rain

The lake is going down
Lord to make a greener ground
For all the folks who live in town
Pray for rain
Pray Lord pray for rain
Pray pray for rain

Well the creek is going dry
And the towers are built so high
There the devil sits on high
Pray for rain

The lake is going down
To make a greener ground
For the folks who live in town
Pray for rain

Pray Lord pray for rain
Pray pray for rain