Long Gone Free

03:03
Sharon Anderson
Sharon Anderson and Kim Beggs

Lyrics

his boots broke down back in 56

the ruts were deep and the dust was thick

the chokin kind, and the nails poked thru

like a mother's sharp tongue finally rusted on through

she said you better do right and settle down

take mothers hand and your father's plow

and never you mind about the wonderin ways

we live at the mercy of the sun and the rain

 

he said if you could hold the wind

then you could harness me

but its already blown again

and me i'm long gone free

 

he left his load at the cross in the road

never to rise to a rooster's crow

no blister or stains, no sinner remains

pulled up from the roots by a whislin train

harvest time will be come and gone

under bended knees and faces long

i may not know the truth but i'll live no lie

sometimes a seed sprouts into the sky

 

he said if you could hold the wind

then you could harness me

but its already blown again

and me i'm long gone free