"Pensacola" as written by Joan Osborne, Rick Chertoff, Eric M. Bazilian and Robert Andrew Hyman....
Well I found him in Pensacola
In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellowed in my hand
Creased and yellowed in my hand
He was squinting and stubbled

And standing in the door
He said if you've come to take the car away
I don't have it anymore
I don't have it anymore
He got the gospel on the radio
And the gospel on TV
He got all of the transcripts
Back to 1963
Back to 1963

He said I sold my blood for money
There wasn't any pain

But I just can't stand the feeling
It's in someone else's veins
It's in someone else's veins
Momma took me aside

And she tried to change my mind
She said, don't waste your time in looking
There's nothing, nothing left to find
Nothing, nothing left to find
So I left him down in Pensacola

In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellowed in my hand
Creased and yellowed in my hand


Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by dachy

"Pensacola" as written by Rob Hyman Eric M Bazilian

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    General CommentI think she's tracking down her Dad and trying to establish a relationship. What does anyone else think?

    Whoever he is, he's chosen a life of poverty for spiritual fulfilment, but seems to be haunted by regrets.

    Quite a sad song really; the voice of pragmatism ends up quashing her quest.
    ShineYouDiamondon September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ I think you're right on. Such an awesome song. Can't think of anything similar.
    stentorianon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE Joan's voice in this song. I listened to this cassette for so many years, that it warped haha. Love her!
    Bella_Legrossion April 19, 2008   Link

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