"Dirty South" as written by and Orenda Fink....
In a flatbed, in a trailer
You are royalty there
Among kings and their jailers
You speak the truth with your open mouth
Oh, to be a boy
In the dirty south

In the rec room
When the rains came
She opened her arms to you
You tried to love her, well,
You only ended up in jail
The dirty south
Is your living hell

A tree, you stand there
While they sharpen their blades
To cut you down

Beautiful things can come from
The dark I once said and I
Hoped that you would believe and
Rise up from the ashes, but now
You've been beaten down
By the dirty south
So, let's give a crown
A gold, shining crown
To the dirty south

To be a boy
In the dirty south

Lyrics submitted by myslumberingheart

"Dirty South" as written by Orenda Fink

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    General Commentthis is a gorgeous song. i love it love it love it.

    as to what it means, i think its a boy who can't make things work, like going to jail and trying to love a girl well, and he's trying to break out of it.
    zerosandoneson May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being brought up in a bad environment and she's saying that dispite everything you can break free, perhaps she's talking about her boyfriend here, telling him he can break free but in the end he was eaten up by the "dirty south"
    Cyberghoston March 21, 2009   Link

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