TOM WAITSDon't Go Into That Barn Lyrics
Don't go into that barn, yea Black cellophane sky at midnite
Big blue moon with three gold rings
I called Champion to the window
And I pointed up above the trees
That's where I heard my name in a scream
Coming from the woods, out there
I let my dog run off the chain
I locked my door real good with a chair
Don't go into that barn, yea Everett Lee broke loose again
Its worse than the time before
Cause he's high on potato and tulip wine
Fermented in the muddy rain of course
A drunken wail a drunk train
Blew through the birdless trees
Oh, you're alone alright
Your alone alright
How did I know Don't go into that barn, yea An old black tree
Scratching up the sky
With boney, claw like fingers
A rusty black rake
Digging up the turnips
Of a muddy cold grey day
Shiny tooth talons
Coiled for grabbing a stranger
And the day when home early
And the sun sank down into
The much of a deep dead sky
Don't go into that barn, yea Bank since Saginaw Calinda was born
It's been cotton, soybeans, tobacco and corn
Behind the porticoed house of a
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Long dead farm
They found the falling down timbers
Of a spooky old barn
Out there like a slave ship
Wrecked beneath the waves of a rain
When the river is low
They find old bones and
When they plow they always
Dig up chains
Don't go into that barn, yea Did you bury your fire?
Did you cover your tracks?
Did you bring your knife?
Did they see your face?
Did the Mom see you?
DId you go cross the river?
Did you fix your rake?
Did you stay down wind?
Did you hide your gun?
Did you smuggle your rum?
How did I know Don't go into that barn, yea Don't forget that I warned you
Don't go into that barn, yea No shirt no coat
Put me on a flat boat
Dover, down to Covington
Covington to Louisville
Louisville to Henderson
Henderson to Smithland
Smithland to Memphis
Down to Vicksburg to
Natchez put me on a
Flat boat Dover Dam
To Covington, Covington to
Louisville, Louisville to
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