Gone Away From Me

Album: The Highway (2013)
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  • I grew up in a town with one red light
    How that train would rattle me in the middle of the night
    But I slept like a baby in that bed
    'Cause mama kept me warm and she kept me fed

    July 3rd was a dreaded friend of mine
    We'd all go down to the family plot in the Louisiana pines
    Staring at that little baby's grave
    Stella was as young as she was brave

    And what I'd give to go there again
    Kiss my daddy's face, hold my mama's hand
    Little did I know soon they would be
    Lying right beside her, gone away from me
    Gone away from me

    They always made us kneel by grandpa's grave
    Mama was a-wailing asking God if he was saved
    I never liked to see my daddy cry
    I guess I'll never know how grandpa died

    And what I'd give to go there again
    Kiss my daddy's face, hold my mama's hand
    Little did I know soon they would be
    Lying right beside him, gone away from me
    Gone away from me (Gone away from me)
    Gone away from me, from me (Gone away from me)
    Gone away from me (Gone away from me)

    You barely even see the tombstones now
    The trees are grown up everywhere and no one keeps the grounds
    Strangers live inside my childhood home
    And I can't believe that daddy's really gone

    And what I'd give to go there again
    Kiss his withered face, hold her gentle hand
    But there ain't no way that will ever be
    They lie beneath that old tree,
    Gone away from me (Gone away from me)
    Gone away from me
    Gone away from me (Gone away from me)

    Well I grew up in a town with one red light Writer/s: HOLLY WILLIAMS
    Publisher: DO WRITE MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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