Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Decoration Day

One of the things I wanted to do with the blog when I started it back up is to post more music...so, since I'm obviously not posting anything else right now (busy!), this is as good a start as any.

This one alternates with "Outfit" as my favorite Drive By Truckers song...just depends on which day you ask me.

"Decoration Day"
It's Decoration Day.
And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave.
But what would he say.
"Keeping me down, boy, won't keep me away."

It's Decoration Day.
And I knew the Hill Boys would put him away,
but my Daddy wasn't afraid.
He said "We'll fight till the last Lawson's last living day"

I never knew how it all got started
a problem with Holland before we were born
and I don't know the name of that boy we tied down
and beat till he just couldn't walk anymore.
But I know the caliber in Daddy's chest
and I know what Holland Hill drives.
The state let him go, but I guess it was best
cause nobody needs all us Lawsons alive.

Daddy said one of the boys had come by
the Lumber Man's favorite son.
He said, "Beat him real good but don't dare let him die
and if you see Holland Hill run.
Now I said, "they ain't give us trouble before
that we ain't brought down on ourselves"
But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor
and I'll send all the Hill Boys to hell.

It's Decoration Day
and I've got a family in Mobile Bay
and they've never seen my Daddy's grave.
But that don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway.
Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south
and I got dead brothers in east Tennessee.
My Daddy got shot right in front of his house
he had noone to fall on but me.

It's Decoration Day
and I've got a mind to go spit on his grave.
If I was a Hill, I'd have put him away
and I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.

3 comments:

Bernie said...

Bought my ticket last night to see them at the Tabernacle on 4.21. My plan is to kidnap Isbell on or around 4/18, feed him cheeseburgers and Makers Mark for three days and then throw him onstage.

Wish me luck.

Led Grow Lights said...

can you define any further Grow Lights
? I am still in vague about the topic though.

amanda young said...

This song is too good for most radio stations to play. Could you imagine radio programmers with good stuff like this to play? Their feeble minds would explode. Amanda Vanderpool