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Southern Gothic

Postby good4somethingbum » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:48 am


Southern Gothic

I’ve hopped Southern Pacifics, hitchhiked n hoboed
Dealt Hold ‘em on a Crescent City showboat
And I’ve seen full moons risin’, above the St. Looey arches
They’re midnight beacons for, the Old Man’s moonshine barges
I’ve heard the ghosts of rustlers, haunting Austin ranches
Where dead oaks dot the prairies, with rotted lynching branches

Though I’ve never seen the Taj Mahal, or the treasures of Rome
I can say I’ve seen it all, Cos I’ve wandered alone
Through Southern Gothic

I’ve smelled Magnolia evenings, sweet as fresh papaya
Saw blue rivers run like veins, across a Texas playa
Heard a poor farmer’s prayer, a-climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder
Faith and grain will help, his winter hogs grow fatter
Mining widows in old mud shacks, high in the Shenandoah’s
Where graveyard roads shoulder buzzards like feather boas

Though I’ve never seen the Taj Mahal, or the treasures of Rome
I can say I’ve seen it all, Cos I’ve wandered alone
Through Southern Gothic

Heard Guy Clark sing “Randall Knife”, in a Brownsville cantina
Satchmo’s ghost in Storyville, blowing for Katrina
And I’ve read clever rhymes, carved in slabs of granite
But rhymes sure ain’t the reason, for time on this planet
No…to live’s to cover ground, to touch n taste and travel
Before we die and cover ground, like dust n ash n gravel

Though I’ve never seen the Taj Mahal, or the treasures of Rome
I can say I’ve seen it all, Cos I’ve wandered alone
Through Southern Gothic…through Southern Gothic…

©2007 Robert George

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Re: Southern Gothic

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