dear heavenly father
what have i done
used to have it all
now i'm left with none

great start of georgia
come took the farm away
because of the bills
that i could not pay

my family's name has been here
since 1833
a hundred years of sweat and blood
handed down to me

said every day i work these fields
and every night i pray
the rain, the rain don't ever come
and i doubt it is on the way

oh what will i do when all else fails
what will i do when no water's in the well
oh what will i do when there's nothing left to sell
oh what will i do only time will tell

i hear there's work in richmond
and some in new orleans
but outside that clarke county line
is a world i've never seen

the paper say that the times are tough
and money's running low
but the bottom doesn't look so bad
when the bottom's all you know

dear heavenly father
i've come before you now
a bottle's in my left hand
a pistol's to my brow

the preacher says salvation
will cleanse all my bad deeds
but i could never forgive myself
for failing my family

what will i do when all else fails
what will i do when no water's in the well
oh what will i do when there's nothing left to sell
oh what will i do only time will tell


Lyrics submitted by gamelan

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