Preacher's Daughter

Album: Cut To Impress (2013)
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  • Pink blossoms on the Mimosa trees
    Cicadas dancing soft and sweet
    Sweat on his neck in the summer heat
    Kissin' the preacher's daughter

    Headlights flashing in their eyes
    The shadow of a face they recognized
    A single shot split the night
    Footsteps in muddy water

    And the sun came up like the day before
    And her sheets hadn't been turned down
    And the boy turned up downstream on the rocks
    Two miles outside of town
    She was leavin' church in a white sundress
    Last time anybody saw her
    Oh, what's become of the preacher's daughter

    One-eyed woman with her tarot cards
    Said she ain't comin' back but she ain't gone far
    The devil's a liar and he drives a car
    Somewhere in Catahoula County

    Then the sun came up like the day before
    And her sheets hadn't been turned down
    And the search dogs barked on the day they laid
    Her first love in the ground
    The preacher's knees buckled in the heat
    So the deacon took over
    And said "let us pray for the preacher's daughter"

    Blue lights flashin' on the riverbank
    They held their breath as they dragged the chains
    Hearts all sank when her beautiful face
    Came up out of the water

    Through her tangled hair they could see
    She was missing one earring
    Found the other in the back seat of the car
    Of the deacon that couldn't have her

    And the sun came up like the day before
    And her sheets hadn't been turned down
    When they slapped the cuffs on the deacon's wrists
    You could hear it all over town
    And the headlines read "Justice At Last
    Up From The Muddy Water,
    The Resurrection of the Preacher's Daughter" Writer/s: CONNIE HARRINGTON, MARGARET DURANTE
    Publisher: ME GUSTA MUSIC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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