"Lightnin' Hopkins" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Oh, oh ooh oh

When I lay myself to sleep
Pray that I don't go too deep
Lightning won, lightning won
Because it's cold down, gold down there, crow

Flat lands low lands on the track
Shows the water, pan the track
Lightning won, lightning won
Close up hands to silhouette, crow

Oh, oh ooh oh
Oh, oh ooh oh

Lightning won, lightning won

Oh, oh ooh oh
Oh, oh ooh oh

Hound bark on the track
Hound crow hold onto your hat
Lightning won, lightning won
The lowlands, timberlands, badlands, birdlands

Oh, oh ooh oh
Oh, oh ooh oh

Oh, oh ooh oh
Oh, oh ooh oh


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"Lightnin Hopkins" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentCould be about dying, and saying that you gave in to all of the bad stuff in the world.
    rockmanon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCourse, this song is named after Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, the country guitarist. (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…).
    concept-matton October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what the song is about. Lyrics would indicate that the author saw a Lightnin' Hopkins documentary given the second set of lines and was impressed enough with Hopkins and blues to write a song and immortalize the immortal Lightnin'...just sayin.
    Circumpunkon August 01, 2010   Link

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