Carolina Sky

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lyrics

she set herself on fire again
she twists and turns herself around
like a tire in the wind
now she's gone, gone, gone
my princess and the swan
she was born for better things
she was born for better things

she gave me all her very best
but we're as far from north and south
as east is to the west
they started shutting down the auction floors
and any fool could see
time was running out on me
time was running out on me

I will think of her when long night's moon is high
she's been hiding in the wind
I could have used a little Carolina sky
a long time lost is just pretend
a long time lost is just pretend

they're asking me if I know anything
how could I know where the wind blows
when the south wind starts to sing?
I can recall every sweet caress
she gave me dark delights
and I confess I don't know where she is tonight
don't know where she is tonight

I will think of her when long night's moon is high
she's been hiding in the wind
I could have used a little Carolina sky
a long time lost is just pretend
a long time lost is just pretend

she, tatter-edged and rough-shod torn apart
what she needed was the river's flow
to smooth her jagged heart
under long night's moon and shadow,
a kiss upon her lips
she was born for better things
she was born for better things

I will think of her when long night's moon is high
she's been hiding in the wind
I could have used a little Carolina sky
a long time lost is just pretend
a long time lost is just pretend

(Chapman/Davis)
Produced by Doug Davis and MBG
Mixed and engineered by Doug Davis
March 2012

Jerry Chapman: bass
Doug Davis: acoustic guitars, shaker, vocals
Steve Lindsley: accordion
Les Slate: lead vocals, drums

with:
Ricky Lee Nathey: pedal steel

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from Mediocre Bad Guys, released April 18, 2014

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Mediocre Bad Guys Mt Airy, North Carolina

Mediocre Bad Guys are a group of veteran musicians from the Triad and Mt. Airy music scenes that originally got together for informal jams and small club gigs. Over the last few years, the band has focused their attention on songwriting and have recorded a growing number of singles, all of which are available to stream here. ... more

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