I had to go back to that house one more time
To see if the camellias were in bloom
For so many reasons its been on my mind
The house on Belmont Avenue

Built up on cinder blocks off the ground
What with the rain and the soft swampy land
By the sweet honeysuckle that grew all around
Were switches when we were bad

[Chorus]
I took a bus to Baton Rouge
I took a bus to Baton Rouge

All the front rooms were kept closed off
I never liked to go in there much
Sometimes the doors they'd be locked 'cause
There were precious things that I couldn't touch

The company couch covered in plastic
Little books about being sved
The dining room table nobody ate at
The piano nobody played

[Chorus]

There was this beautiful lamp I always loved
A seashore was painted on the shade
It would turn around when you switched on the bulb
And gently rock the waves

The driveway was covered with
Tiny white seashells
A fig tree stood in the backyard
There are other things I remember as well
But to tell them would just be too hard

Ghosts in the wind that blow through my life
Follow me wherever I go
I'll never be free from these chains inside
Hide deep deep down in my soul

[Chorus]


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"Bus to Baton Rouge" as written by Lucinda Williams

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    General CommentI'm a musician who plays extreme heavy metal it have fructose in high school. Being in my 40s now and still playing in the same band, one thing that's changed over the years is the types of music that really resonate with me. Growing up and a less than good situation, moving into life in finding love for the first time and having it tragically broken, just the pain of life in general somehow hurt my ears to Lucinda Williams one day add an antique furniture shop I was working at in Santa Cruz. Being a long-haired Rebel, described exactly in the song drunken Angel, I borrowed a tape from somebody I fell in love with Lucinda Williams. At the time I was living in my van out front of my father's house. Do do my situation, I was on the doorstep of either suicide or complete alcoholism not what put me in the position I was in, but a result of things I've been through up to that point. Almost every song She Sang resonated with me in a way. I don't know what this song means but the first commenter made me want to speak here. I believe that that was a great explanation of the lyrics. All I can say is what the song means to me and I probably won't say it. I could just say that I can relate. Probably have never heard of the band not man but the genre is call death metal. I have my own bus to Baton Rouge song that I wrote called thicker than blood. You can find it on YouTube. Somewhere around the two or three minute mark yeah, the phrase that everyone's referring to here, ghost in the wind that blows through my life, it follows me wherever I go. I'll never be free from these chains inside, very deep down in my soul. I have no problem saying that I plagiarized that phrase and used it in my own song. Facilitate that line meant so much to me and really just resonated with me and still does. In the song that I wrote was so painful at the time reported to belong tribute to that there. Anyway I can get all this extra. My what is what is called the new plague song thicker than blood
    Lordpazuzuon December 10, 2019   Link

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