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    "Mobile" Lyrics

    Bill Morrissey

    The road was the color of the road
    and the sky was the color of the sky
    And the heat was the breath of your kiss
    when you waited far too long to sigh
    Your stories were just stories
    Your love not even that
    Though you knew of my past glories
    when I could win a heart when I tipped my hat
    Your beauty was just beauty
    though many men were spared
    And like the others you saw through me
    But I always came prepared

    There were drops of white on a southern dawn
    that made the cotton look so real
    But there was nothing upon nothing
    on that long road to Mobile

    You held me close on your back porch
    but I've been held before
    Where rich girls knew what silence was
    and what a kiss was for
    You promised me undying love
    as the sun broke through the trees
    You promised me the stars above
    as you fell to your knees
    Well, a promise is a promise
    when you cannot fake the lie
    When you give your heart in the morning light
    there's no Sunday goodbye

    But the world always begins anew
    when the summer church bells peal
    And there was nothing upon nothing
    on that long road to Mobile

    Jesus lived and Jesus died
    and it was just to make you sweet
    And they nailed him down and Mary cried,
    "All love is incomplete."
    Still I believe the soldier
    who gambled big that day
    Who traded clothes for a crown of thorns
    to guide him on his way
    "A crown of thorns," his wife scoffed
    "That's all you've brought today.
    You've just returned with a crown of thorns
    and you call it a day's pay?"

    A crown is just a crown
    and a deal is just a deal
    And there was nothing upon nothing
    on that long road to Mobile

    Alabama turns it back
    when the air's too thick to breathe
    And there was no air in that shotgun shack
    when I knew I should leave
    I'll leave alone the way I came
    as the maid undoes your stays
    I had a race I thought was run
    but now I see it goes two ways
    A destination holds no gold
    It's all in the journey
    So leaving and returning now
    It's all the same to me

    When the sun burns every seed you plant
    You cannot sell the yield
    And there was nothing upon nothing
    on that long road to Mobile
    This song was submitted on August 18th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Bill Morrissey.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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