boulder to birmingham lyrics – joan baez

i don’t wanna hear a love song
i got on this airplane just to fly
i know there’s life below me
but all that you can show me
is the prarie and the sky

i don’t wanna hear your sad story
about heartache and desire
the last time i felt like this
i was in the wilderness
and the canyon was on fire
and i stood on the mountain, in the night
and i watched it burn, i watched it burn

i would rock my soul in the bosom of abraham
i would hold my life in his saving grace
i would walk all the way from boulder to birmingham
if i thought i could see, i could see your face

well you really got me this time
and the hardest part is knowing i’ll survive
i have come to listen for the sound
of the trucks as they move down
out on highway ninety five
and pretend that it’s the ocean
coming down to wash me clean, to wash me clean
baby do you know what i mean

i would rock my soul in the bosom of abraham
i would hold my life in his saving grace
i would walk all the way from boulder to birmingham
if i thought i could see, i could see your face

/ joan baez lyrics