to you it's another day
to me it's a grim reaping
just another shooting star
strung out on your wire

prick my finger
on his virgin silver
he told me raw
ginger, carmelize me

tombigbee, tombigbee
help me hang these bones,
gotta hang these bones out to dry
he loved me, he loved me, ravishingly loved
gonna hang these bones out to dry

got a blackberry stain
and they're not even in season
if you're not yet a woman
you've got no business playing at this

tombigbee, tombigbee
help me hang these bones,
gotta hang these bones out to dry
he loved me, he loved me, ravishingly loved
gotta hang these bones out to dry

so you get done
then you get some
should have known
it won't hold you for long
then you say fine
this is all mine
but hasn't your donor card expired
from blue ridge to cattail
on the prairie
from fly-over country
back through mississippi
who made you go
but you raise me twenty
i'm raising you five
a hundred treaties
signed by your father's lies
who made you go
cause i'm trailing her tears
the ones you won't hold
you roll me a carpet, boy
roll me a carpet, boy
roll me a carpet
from here to oklahoma

tombigbee, tombigbee
help me hang this bone,
gotta hang this bone out to dry
he loved me, he loved me, ravishingly loved
gonna hang this bone to dry
dry, dry, dry
i'm doin it dry, dry, dry...




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    General CommentTom Bigbee is the name of a character in the ballet/play entitled Trail Of Tears: Walking The Choctaw Road.
    marquiceriseon February 28, 2006   Link

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