Magnolia
Magnolia
Your white flowers glow
Those cones filled with red seeds
They come and they go

Oh, moss tree
Oh, moss tree
Filled my wagon so
Made wigs and beards
Like someday I'd grow

Oh, rosebush
Oh, rosebush
My grandaddy’s work
Been dug up, thrown out
Just weeds on the dirt
BACK HERE
AFTER YEARS

Once brought home a WOMAN
Now she's sent me back
Just here for a visit
Won't even unpack

Till Dad says
Oh, Dad says
"Let's throw 'round the ball,"
I'd love just to chat, Dad
This glove is too small

So each time
Oh, each time
That I come back home
Feels more like my folks' house
And I'm more alone

BACK HERE
AFTER YEARS


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    General CommentThis song is a narrative about returning home to hundreds of memories. For example, he remembers the moss tree from which he used to collect in his wagon and make wigs or beards. Each time he comes home it feels more and more like a house, and this only reminds the writer of the separation he is involuntarily experiencing from his family. He used to use moss for wigs... but now he has a real one. The entire song is filled with imagery like that. Absolutely beautiful. This is truly poetry.
    maxwelgrl999on March 04, 2006   Link

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