All That You Need

Album: Streets of Sin (2003)
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  • I been workin on the farm
    Just me and my brother Jack
    Choppin a sea of cotton
    Till I thought Id break my back
    Everything changed
    When my daddy got hurt
    Our lives were so connected
    to that brown ol flatland dirt

    When the government man from Austin
    Come sniffin around our land
    Askin a bunch of questions
    That we did not understand
    Theres more to farmin cotton
    Than just tendin to your seed
    The ones who set the policy
    Dont give a damn about our needs

    Sow the seed in the ground below
    Fall to your knees and pray real slow
    That rain will come and kiss the seed
    And Bless you with all that you need

    Mama says to Jackie
    Would she bring the car around?
    Shes wearin her finest dress
    Thats how I know shes goin to town
    I wish Id never seen that letter
    That I found there in her room
    Theyre sellin the farm on the courthouse step
    This Saturday afternoon

    Me and Jack moved into town
    To a shack by the train depot
    Jack got a job as a bouncer
    At a Bar on Paradise Row
    Mama got a job in the cotton gin
    Grading cotton by the bale
    She cried when a trailor full of cotton come in
    From the farm we had to sell

    Sow the seed in the ground below
    Fall to your knees and pray real slow
    That rain will come and kiss the seed
    And Bless you with all that you need

    Me, I ended up in jail
    Sick of livin on welfare
    And the hardest thing ever happend to me
    Is when mama come to vist me there
    Dont you worry your pretty little head
    I said as I buttoned my shirt
    When I get out of this Iron Hotel
    Im goin back to that Dryland dirt

    For some its just a livin
    But for Us its our whole life
    If it kills me Im gonna rake that dirt
    And make a livin out of toil and strife
    The ways of the cities makes no sense
    Strapped to dependency
    Id rather be sweatin aneath a clear blue sky
    Plantin cotton with my family

    Sow the seed in the ground below
    Fall to your knees and pray real slow
    That rain will come and kiss the seed
    And Bless you with all that you need Writer/s: JOE ELY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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