Burnt the Sawmill Down

Album: State I'm In (2019)
  • Dirt road, Georgia, childhood days
    A sawmill way of life
    Where I grew up to love a rich girl
    Who could never be my wife

    And the roses near their mansion
    On a cool, Southern ground
    She cut a memory into mine
    But I had to leave that town

    Dirt poor, backwoods, I was was raised
    Now the lawman's comin' round
    Mama said I raised a good boy
    But he burnt the sawmill down

    It's been years since I left Georgia
    And I left there on the run
    They say her daddy's still in a rage
    Over what I done

    But he shot at me for lovin' her
    Thought he run me outta town
    But I hid until the mornin' light
    Then I burned his sawmill down

    I still love that long-haired girl
    There's a price tag on my head
    Her daddy owns the county law
    And if I go back there, I'm dead

    So I just dream of Southern roses
    And miss the love we found
    Lord, I wish I'd never been born poor
    Or burnt the sawmill down

    It's been years since I left Georgia
    And I left there on the run
    They say her daddy's still in a rage
    Over what I done

    He shot at me for lovin' her
    Thought he run me outta town
    But I hid until the mornin' light
    Then I burned his sawmill down

    Dirt poor, backwoods, I was was raised
    Now the lawman's comin' round
    Mama said I raised a good boy
    But he burnt the sawmill down

    Mama said I raised a good boy
    But he burnt the sawmill down

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