E. Watson

Album: Long Live The King (2011)
Play Video
  • The year old painted pallid gray, the storm was coming in.
    Folks were lining out in all directions.
    Me and 'Hord' and Henry Short were pitching on the skiff,
    Trying to make it home before the night
    And the gray waves were rolling.

    Bold the brave, brave ocean and roll the suckers in.
    Well I don't keep to goings on,
    I tend to stick with kin,
    But Watson had it in from the beginning.

    Built that house on Chatham bed, wine wash knotted pine.
    Ninety acres 'burrowed' for the cane
    He drove it down from Georgia,
    His dad a martyred soldier in the war between the states.

    Lord, bring down the flood.
    Wash away the blood. Drown these everglades, and put us in our place.
    We laid Edgar Watson in his grave. We laid him in his grave.

    'Till I'm dust I'll never know why he came ashore,
    With all those killers gathered on the shoreline.
    Kicking holes in ugly mud, trigger fingers pinched,
    Brace your rifles, bristled in the wind.
    And we towed his body northbound,
    Buried him all face down with a good view into Hell.

    Lord, bring down down the flood.
    Wash away the blood. Drown these
    Everglades, put us in our place.
    We laid Edgar Watson in his grave.
    We laid him in his grave.
    We laid him in his grave.
    We laid him in his grave. Writer/s: COLIN MELOY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

N.W.A vs. the World

N.W.A vs. the WorldSong Writing

How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.

Steve Morse of Deep Purple

Steve Morse of Deep PurpleSongwriter Interviews

Deep Purple's guitarist since 1994, Steve talks about writing songs with the band and how he puts his own spin on "Smoke On The Water."

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger

Kelly Keagy of Night RangerSongwriter Interviews

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger tells the "Sister Christian" story and explains why he started sweating when he saw it in Boogie Nights.

AC/DC

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Cheerleaders In Music Videos

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.

Shawn Mullins

Shawn MullinsSongwriter Interviews

"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."