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It was almost two o'clock in the morning
When we finally left Beale St. behind us
Four old cats had been working the corner since late afternoon
And they were still playing blues to a crowd
You could smell the river
In the deep night all around us
You could hear a voice of ancient longing
On the wind, singing proud

Somewhere just outside of Rolling Fork
We slept behind a little, white clapboard church
Huddled in the truck, and dreaming
While outside, the mosquitoes whined
The scent of cotton was planting seeds in our visions
And songs of slavery were leaving welts across our minds

I want to dive into that river
Let it wash away my stains
I want to drink some of that crystal water
Get me some healing for my pains

In the early morning mist
Way up ahead, we could see a cattle truck
As it went rattling down the road
With a load of migrant workers
All packed in a blinking in the light
Dawn and dusk are the same hazy colour
That old highway keeps on rolling south
With no earthly end in sight

The history of this highway
Is the history of man
The voice of this river
Is the cry of his heart
In the dawn the cotton rises
Through the mist that laps the road
Like the hope of generations
That these chains will blow apart ...

I want to dive into that river
Let it wash away my stains
I want to drink some of that crystal water
Get me some healing for my pains

The boys who sweep the pavement
Of the all-night Texaco --
Well, the thought of getting out
It just don't ever cross their minds
They just swap more lies
About girls and cops and cars
Lord, we're all praying
This muddy water will turn to wine

I want to dive into that river
Let it wash away my stains
I want to drink some of that crystal water
Get me some healing for my pains ...

I want to dive into that river
(Take the plunge)
Let it wash away my stains
(Wash me clean)
I want to drink some of that crystal water
(Quench my thirst)
Get me some healing for my pains ...
Get me some healing ... for my pains

credits

from Eye of the Hurricane (full album), released March 6, 2021
Les: drums
Greg: synth, lead and backing vocals
Dan: guitars, dobro, backing vocals
Doug: bass, synth bass, backing vocals

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