"Lightnin' Hopkins" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
When I lay myself to sleep pray that I don't go too deep
Lightnin' won Lightnin' won
Because it's cold down gold down there crow!

Flat lands low lands on the track
Shows the water pan the track
Lightnin' won lightnin' won
Close up hands to silhouette crow!

Lightnin' won lightnin' won

Hound bark on the track
Hound crow hold onto your hat
Lightnin' won lightnin' won
Low lands timberlands bad lands bird lands

Lyrics submitted by xpankfrisst

"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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