there was a black heart beatin' in a cowboy's chest
when the sun it took him through
and the tracks were tears on a cigarette
when the sky had opened up again
looked like midnight, it was noon

a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain
a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain

there was a blackbird sitting on top of a wire
and the cold winter sky turned gray
when the saints become the beggars
and they live down among the fray
and a dream of a cold new day

there was a man on fire in the back of the church
he speaks in a sorry tone
not because his lover died
she left him all alone
to sing to the holy stone

a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain
a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain

i've been breaking down these old homes
i've been waiting for the people to pray
does your house look like a home when it's sliding on into the lake
and when the darkness falls will you be riding that southbound train
and cut your coal to burn and fill your heart with flames

a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain
a true love will leave you on your knees in the rain
a true love will leave you in the rain

there was a black heart beatin' in a cowboy's chest
if he even had a heart at all
his mother died when he was born
his daddy in a coal mine fall
his blood on the coal mine wall


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