"Sundown (Back in the Briars)" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
There go the cops with the tomcat teeth
Here come the church mice trying too hard
She had a way to be kind with words
I had a knife in the back of my car

Nobody knows when the rain may come
Nobody wants to wake up and be cruel
She locked the door and the sun went down
In South Carolina with nothing to lose

All of her naked boys
And not even I was true

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"Sundown (Back in the Briars)" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General CommentVery intriguing lyrics. Just no idea what they mean! Any idea anyone?
    Samuel Beam (aka Iron & Wine) is from Chapin, South Carolina.
    There is a song by Iron & Wine, Caught In The Briars, has the same "briars" in the name and it contains a similar line:
    Where all of the naked boys
    Lay down beside her.

    See songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859449192/
    More than that I just have no idea.
    benqishon April 20, 2016   Link

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