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    Lyle Lovett / Lyrics

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    "Baltimore" Lyrics

    Lyle Lovett

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    I know I've seen this place before
    Lord can't you hear me screaming
    As a young man long ago
    When I was twenty-one

    And I know I've seen this house before
    With people all around it
    With my baby cousin on the floor
    And Mama in the kitchen

    And a woman lies upon the bed
    I think she must be dying
    And I recall the words she said
    As she began to cry

    She begged son please don't go to Baltimore
    And leave me where I'm lying
    For you will son but I no more
    Walk among the living

    And if you go to Baltimore
    Then I'll see you in heaven
    And as you breathe I'll breathe no more
    And I will surely die

    Well you know I went to Baltimore
    So confident and wise
    And as I breathed she breathed no more
    And she did surely die

    And now as I lie upon my bed
    I pray I must be dreaming
    With faces all around my head
    And strangers at my door

    And a woman's voice calls out to me
    Bring unto you your children
    And let them see these things you see
    And hear the words you say

    Beg them to go to Baltimore
    And leave you where you're lying
    Just like you did one time before
    When you were twenty-one

    And if they go to Baltimore
    Then I'll see you in heaven
    And as they breathe you'll breathe no more
    And you will surely die

    And I know I've seen this place before
    Lord can't you hear me screaming
    And if I should awaken Lord
    Then answer me my plea

    What makes the sun set in the west
    And birds fly in the sky
    And what makes a woman beat her breast
    When her children start to cry

    And what makes those little ones grow old
    To find eternity
    And what takes the wise
    And leaves behind
    A foolish one like me
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Lyle Pearce Lovett.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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