Never once an ocean
could hold me on its shore
standing calm with all its motion
with all the movement of its flow
cause I know way back in the distance
all the safer sorrows burned
the ones with no intent to drown you
the ones where nothin's to be learned

so now i'm headin' down a back road
the one that no one really takes
'cept for me now to be nowhere
when that early morning breaks

Now I'm dancin' with the mad girls
the ones who sin out by the town
who were brought up by bell towers
and always nurtured by its sound
I heard them sing out in their language
already when I was still free
oh God I thought I heard the angels
what kind of fool'd you put in me?

'Cause now I'm tied by up by a back road, y'know
the one that no one really takes
'cept for me now to be nowhere
when that early morning breaks

They sure won't let me leave this summer
no no no
and they won't let me go this fall
and with the likelihood of winter
they'll take the heat out of us all
just to deliver all their daughters
to track down sons of serpent roads
and let me look out over slaughter
to have a night out with the boys

And now i'm takin' off the back road, y'know
the one that no one really takes
'cept for me now to be nowhere
when that early morning breaks


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