sixteen down lyrics – jayhawks

sunshine stealing stage time
from the moon and stars above
she said leave me alone
i said take me home
sixteen down, living in the hallowed ground

now the blue has turned to red
(madeline, breathe)
all but given up for dead
(madeline, breathe)
ooh, madeline
(madeline, breathe)
madeline, breathe

skiff rocked like a cradle
and the poor girl fell overboard
rope wrapped around her neck
tangled in her hair soaked wet
they dragged the stream
the body never to be found

now the blue has turned to red
(madeline, breathe)
all but given up for dead
(madeline, breathe)
ooh, madeline
(madeline, breathe)
madeline, breathe

the dirt in the stream
the body never to be found
accept for the footprints caked
in the muddy ground
beside where she laid

my life made the headlines
beneath the waterlily sky
she said leave me alone
i said take me home
sixteen down, living in the hallowed ground

now the blue has turned to red
(madeline, breathe)
all but given up for dead
(madeline, breathe)
ooh, madeline
(madeline, breathe)

now the blue has turned to red
(madeline, breathe)
all but given up for dead
(madeline, breathe)
ooh, madeline
(madeline reid)
madeline reid can’t breathe

/ jayhawks lyrics