Lisa Sawyer

Album: Coming Home (2015)
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  • She was born in New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Branded with the name Lisa Sawyer
    Circa 1963

    Grandmother was Indian
    Her mother's name was Eartha
    Swift as the wind
    Fierce as fire
    Her father's name was Victor
    Worked two jobs to provide for his flock

    She was the youngest of seven
    She grew up on Louisa Street
    Chaos around, but inside, cozy
    Small, but a mansion in her eyes
    Eyes, eyes, mansion

    Never had much money
    But was filthy rich
    With the wealth you couldn't get from a dark casino
    Or a lottery ticket
    They had love
    Love, love
    Rich in love

    She had the complexion of
    The complexion of a sweet praline
    Hair long as the sea
    Heart warm like Louisiana sun
    Voice like a symphony
    Of the most beautiful instruments
    Whoa, beautiful

    At the age of sixteen
    She found Christ at an altar
    All along he was calling her name
    The gospel spoken from an old wrinkly man
    Man, man

    She was born in New Orleans
    She was born in New Orleans
    She was born in New Orleans
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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