"Lowlands" as written by Gillian Howard Welch and David Todd Rawlings....
Saw a girl on the street from my home
Like a fire on the hillside she shown
And I knew right then that my best days were gone
And I'd been, been in the lowlands too long

[Chorus]
Oh I've been in the lowlands too long
Oh, I know, I know that I should go
And I've been in the lowlands too long

This is not how it was at the start
There's a doubt and a blame in my heart
And it's no one else, no fault but my own
And I've been in the low lands too long

[Chorus]

What is this weight in my mind
And what is this new sense of time
It's the open fields and the friends that are gone
And I've been in the lowlands too long

I can sing out at all sing a song
I can do nothing all the day long
But I can't so right and I know I'm wrong
And I've been in the lowlands too long

[Chorus]


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"Lowlands" as written by Gillian Howard Welch David Todd Rawlings

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    General CommentYou live your life. You start out young and optimistic and full of life and laughter and dreams. Life eventually beats you down. Life becomes one damned thing after another: disappointment, illness, heartbreak, loss, anxiety, uncertainty, depression, conflict.

    At some point you realize you are getting old; you are set in your ways; you lack energy; you are beaten down; you don't have the energy to change things because you've been in the lowlands too long, and time is running out.

    This is a song about growing old.
    jweyekon August 04, 2011   Link

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