Nettie Moore

Lost John's sittin' on a railroad track

Something's out of whack

Blues this mornin' fallin' down like hail

Gonna leave a greasy trail

.

Gonna travel the world is what I'm gonna do

Then come back and see you.

All I ever do is struggle and strive.

If I don't do anybody any harm, I might make it back home alive.

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I'm the oldest son of a crazy man,

I'm in a cowboy band

Got a pile of sins to pay for and I ain't got time to hide

I'd walk through a blazing fire, baby, if I knew you was on the other side

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Oh, I miss you, Nettie Moore

And my happiness is o'r

Winter's gone, the river's on the rise

I loved you then, and ever shall

But there's no one left here to tell

The world has gone black before my eyes

.

Well, the world of research has gone berserk

Too much paperwork

Albert's in the graveyard, Frankie's raising hell

I'm beginning to believe what the scriptures tell

.

I've gone where the Southern crosses The Yellow Dog

Get away from all these demagogues

And these bad luck women stick like glue

It's either one or the other or neither of the two

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She says, "Look out, daddy, don't want you to tear your pants

You could get wrecked in this dance."

They say whisky'll kill you, but I don't think it will

I'm ridin' with you to the top of the hill

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Oh, I miss you, Nettie Moore

And my happiness is o'r

Winter's gone, the river's on the rise

I loved you then, and ever shall

But there's no one left here to tell

The world has gone black before my eyes

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Don't know why my baby never looked so good before

Don't have to wonder no more

She been cooking all day, it gonna take me all night

I can't eat all that stuff in a single bite

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The judge's coming in, everybody rise

Lift up your eyes

You can do what you please, you don't need my advice

'Fore you call me any dirty names, you better think twice

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Gettin' light outside, the temperature dropped

I think the rain has stopped

I'm gonna make you come to grips with fate

When I'm through with you, you'll learn to keep your business straight

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Oh, I miss you, Nettie Moore

And my happiness is o'r

Winter's gone, the river's on the rise

I loved you then, and ever shall

But there's no one left here to tell

The world has gone black before my eyes

.

The bright spark of the steady lights

Has dimmed my sights

When you're around me all my grief gives 'way

A life time with you is like some heavenly day

.

Everything I've ever known to be right has been proven wrong

I'll be drifting along

The woman I'm loving she rules my heart

No knife could ever cut our love apart.

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Today I'll stand in faith and raise

The voice of praise

The sun is strong, I'm standing in the light

I wish to God that it were night

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Oh, I miss you, Nettie Moore

And my happiness is o'r

Winter's gone, the river's on the rise

I loved you then, and ever shall

But there's no one here left to tell

The world has gone black before my eyes

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Copyright 2006 Special Rider Music

First release: Modern Times, 2006

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