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    "Bus To Baton Rouge" Lyrics

    Lucinda Williams

    track 11 on disc 2
    Live @ The Fillmore [2005]
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    I had to go back to that house one more time
    To see if the camellias were in bloom
    For so many reasons its been on my mind
    The house on Belmont Avenue

    Built up on cinder blocks off the ground
    What with the rain and the soft swampy land
    By the sweet honeysuckle that grew all around
    Were switches when we were bad

    I took a bus to Baton Rouge
    I took a bus to Baton Rouge

    All the front rooms were kept closed off
    I never liked to go in there much
    Sometimes the doors they'd be locked 'cause
    There were precious things that I couldn't touch

    The company couch covered in plastic
    Little books about being sved
    The dining room table nobody ate at
    The piano nobody played


    There was this beautiful lamp I always loved
    A seashore was painted on the shade
    It would turn around when you switched on the bulb
    And gently rock the waves

    The driveway was covered with
    Tiny white seashells
    A fig tree stood in the backyard
    There are other things I remember as well
    But to tell them would just be too hard

    Ghosts in the wind that blow through my life
    Follow me wherever I go
    I'll never be free from these chains inside
    Hide deep deep down in my soul

    This song was submitted on July 16th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Lucinda Williams.
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