The sweat cuts rivers in the dust on your face
While the wheels beneath complain
The wind still whistles through the haze
The sun shines like a razor blade
And the bones of crops and banknotes pave the way

The highways are lined with graves like the fingernails of giants
Like blood pulled through a vein, we rush the west in silence
And I am not the one you wanted here, but I will fill my post
Heaven's touch is often out of reach to those who want it most

You wear a rose from yesterday like the world is green and over grown
And I wear a handkerchief around my mouth to keep the dust and ashes out
I dream a glass of water with you dreaming of the sea
And I'd watch my feet, and you would watch the sky
And we would wonder why our eyes no longer meet

It was hard to call the thing we saw a storm
Like it had climbed out from the pages of some novel
And the sheets of dust hit everything like waves against the rocks
It was morning but I'd be damned if I could tell

And you would hold my hand and close your eyes, and I didn't mind
When Hell bears its teeth you learn your place
And this God-forsaken sun could be the moon for all it provides
Eyes are on the road before it disappears again


Lyrics submitted by darkforce100, edited by SephNite

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    General Comment"Bailey, from the song “Baptisms”, is helping Jim’s wife move west. The dustbowl is in full swing in America, and Jim died of cancer the year before. Both Bailey and his dead friend’s wife have lost their homes, so they are traveling to California together. She resents having Bailey with her at first, but over the course of their travels and hardships heading west, they fall in love."
    pialmlon April 05, 2016   Link

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