"Gulf Coast Highway" as written by and Danny/brown Flowers....
Gulf coast highway, he worked the rails
He worked the rice fields with their cold dark wells
He worked the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico
The only thing we've owned is this old house here by the road

And when he dies he says he'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring

She walked through springtime when I was home
The days were sweet, our nights were warm
The seasons changed, the jobs would come
The flowers fade, and this old house felt so alone
When the work took me away

And when she dies she says she'll catch some blackbird's wing
And she will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring

Highway 90, the jobs are gone
We kept our garden, we set the sun
This is the only place on Earth blue bonnets grow
And once a year they come and go
At this old house here by the road

And when we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring

Yes when we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wing
And we will fly away together
Come some sweet blue bonnet spring


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"Gulf Coast Highway" as written by James Brown Danny Flowers

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    General CommentI have this version live with Dave Matthews...one of my favorite songs of all time
    frty0zon April 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy mom used to play this song alot when i was little; i guess for that reason this song has such a sentimental meaning to me. its so beautiful. i like the version with willy nelson best. he has such a calming beautiful voice. he's another artist i was raised on.
    getluckyon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand its actually
    "we tend out garden, we set the sun"
    getluckyon May 03, 2005   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionActually it's "We tend our garden..."
    panman36on March 05, 2010   Link

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