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Goodbye Louisiana

Goodbye Louisiana

 

I rode out to the desert

To cast away my bones

A burning tree in that California sky

The fallen angel in the dirt

Was my ghost’s resting home.

I haven’t seen Florida in long, long time

I won’t be ridin there for a while

Cowboys howl till the moon gets round,

Sweepin ashes off the plains.

They all drink gin soaked in gasoline

There’s a hickory wind at my shoulders

And a Dixie woman whisperin my name.

Lord – they call her my love, my Heroin Queen.

So I say

Goodbye, goodbye Louisiana

Though I sleep with you every night

Goodbye my sweetheart Louisiana

I’ll lay my weary head on you tonight.

The neon signs and billboards

Light my highway home,

But Lord I don’t know where I’m supposed to be

There ain’t no devil moon shining;

A man can’t find his way alone.

Maybe all dark roads lead to Tennessee.

The sweet touch of a woman

Was the only thing on my grave.

But my bones can’t dance with those Voodoo queens

I’ll never see a Bayou sunrise,

Or spark no lighter rusted by rain.

In that old city of sin, sweet New Orleans

Goodbye, goodbye Louisiana

Though I dream of you every night

Goodbye my sweetheart Louisiana

I’ll lay my weary head on you tonight

Train whistles blowin out the freight cars down the Sou West.

My ghost’s takin a ride and rambling its feet.

I’ll follow you down that railway line girl, to wreck your heart wherever it rests.

Honey at those crossroads we may meet.