Rocky Ground

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Rocky Ground

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rocky ground

the spring sun sweetly splinters
the last days of the cold
underfoot's still rocky ground
that's justa bout all i know

this bottom land's black and thirsty
for tobacca fields and hands
to hold the plow and pray out loud
for strength to work the land

chorus
my spoiled and painted tainted eyes
the liquid in my throat
boastin' reapin' fertile ghosts
the one's i love the most
the one's i love the most

these hills round here are old
too old for recollectin'
my mother's father's harvest
long gone and laid to rest

the tractor's turn and travel
the ground over again
but early in the mornin'
i know now where they been

chorus

all i know and all i am
dont matter anyhow
watchin' you grow old and lovely
hungry to be found
hungry to be found

chorus
chorus

c. 2016gypsyeyes music, bmi

malcolm holcombe