st. joseph’s lyrics – the avett brothers

we spent the night at st. josephs
shaking and shivering in fever
nurses and criminals before us
i will stay here with you, my love

we sat at lake junaluska
cried over where we would wed
if it’s this place or any other
it’s not where i am it’s who i’m with

news came of a child
born unto a world
of people demented and wild
i will be here for you, my love

what was our reason for fighting?
selfish and centered at best
i give up on trying
to understand why we were blessed

we’ll spend the night at st. josephs.

/ the avett brothers lyrics