Word has filtered through that the bridge has gone down
now I’m a man with a family and there ain’t no more high ground
came in with a grudge and a G.I. loan
spilt my own blood for my Daddy’s home

We’ll the clouds are like the stranger you see everyday
maybe throw ‘em a drink and be on your way
then like a child crying in the middle of the night
you open up your eyes you know something ain’t right

Blind man’s blues reach out reach out for them all
but they’re all boarded up inside them same four walls
telephone rings in an empty room does it make a sound
working boots in the hallway never touch the ground
never touch the ground

Now my wife she’s known me since we were 18
she said ‘Sonny this ain’t nothing we ain’t ever seen
say goodbye to heaven and we’ll blow them all to hell
then we’ll have another family story to tell

I got this rifle scope pointed out towards the dawn
Sheriff says now boy what’s all this carrying on
the men that you’re looking for they ain’t got no name
they just filter through like the dirty rain
like the dirty rain

I said Sheriff my name, my name is Pettigrew
and that’s all this family ever knew
dug my daddy’s grave with unsteady hands
there just ain’t no man gonna take my land
just ain’t no man gonna take my land

Lyrics submitted by azkm

Pettigrew song meanings
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