salty south lyrics – indigo girls

mister pull up a chair
i got time for tears
tell me all the stories that you never did
of the salty south
the seminoles held out
while geronimo died in a lonely jail

a thousand tides, and
a thousand waves
takin’ it all away

it’ll come back in
we’ll be gone by then
and it’s a miracle we ever learned to live

drain that land
for a better plan
sugarcane and the civil man
but now the ringin’ dead them pines
planted in that time
we gonna keep on killin’ till they get it right

a thousand tides, and
a thousand waves
takin’ it all away

it’ll come back in
we’ll be gone by then, oh
and it’s a miracle we ever learned to live

i remember the wind
as it was settlin’
and every sun goin’ down was a picture then
but we look back at ’em framed
they all look the same
there’s no sense of time, no sense of pain

a thousand tides, and
a thousand waves
takin’ it all away

and it’ll come back in
we’ll be gone by then, oh
and it’s a miracle we ever learned to give

/ indigo girls lyrics