Lone Pine Hill

Justin Townes Earle
Language: English

Album: The Good Life

The Good Life
I swear I see her in my dreams sometimes
Held up in the middle of the night
Shakin' like a pistol in a young man's hand
There in the pale moonlight

Standin' up the top of that lonely hill
Spared by company mines
Is my blue eyed baby with her best dress on
In the shadow of a lonely pine

It was back before the war
When the company came
These hills grew wild and free
Me and my baby we'd hide in the hollers low
Away from the cruel sun's heat
But then they knocked down the timber
And burned off the brush
To get to the riches below
And when they pulled out
They left a cold black ground
And one pine standing lone

So take me home...
Lone pine hill

After 4 years gone and all hope lost
And Richmond under siege
And we're diggin' out Five Forks
And waitin' in the rain
For Sheridan to bring us to our knees

So take me home...
Lone pine hill

There's a strange moon hangin' overhead tonight
And if the rain keeps comin' then the creek's gonna rise
With the Good Lord's grace
I'll make it out of this place
I'll be in her arms come the morning light I swear...

So God grant me speed and grant me forgiveness
And carry me on through the night
Take me through the hills and over your rivers
Away from this awful fight

Cause I ain't never known a man that's ever owned another
Ain't never owned nothin' of my own
After 4 long years I just can't tell you
What the hell I've been fightin' for...

So take me home...
Lone pine hill
Take me home...
Lone pine hill

Contributed by anonymous - 2011/7/15 - 04:36

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