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  1. The Crying Ground

From the recording Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

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About The Song
One of many 'road songs' I have composed; so called because they were started while I was driving across country on extended vacations. The Ballad Of Billy Winter, also on this album is another road song. 

Personnel
JIM LESSES (vocals & guitar); JOHN MUNRO (lead guitar, mandolin); DON HOLDERNESSE (bass guitar); HUGH GORDON (violin); JANE BARR & TRISH SMYLIE (harmonies).

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Lyrics

The Crying Ground

© 1999, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.


I hit the highway running, from the girl I left behind,

She could have seen it coming, but I guess she’s not that kind.

There’s nothing left between us, but this highway out of town,

And a thousand other back roads, leading to the crying ground.

I should have told her something, as I walked out of the door,

But anything I had to say, had all been said before.

I closed the door behind me, and I did not make a sound,

I just headed down the highway, leading to the crying ground.

CHORUS
And I’m cry-y-ing, for the dreams I left behind,

Cry-y-ing, for the shadows in my mind,

Shadows I don’t understand that cause my head to pound,

And they chase me down the highway leading to The Crying Ground.

A thousand words lie on my lips, but still I can not find,

A way to say ‘I love you’, without crossing over lines.

I don’t know where I’m coming from, and I don’t know where I’m bound,

I’m just heading down the highway, leading to the crying ground.

Chorus

BRIDGE

And there are faces I remember,
that have called me to their side.

But how can I embrace them,
when I only run and hide?


INSTRUMENTAL BREAK:

Cry-y-ing... Cry-y-ing...


The highway goes forever, it feels good to be alive,

Tyres go on singing underneath the overdrive.

I turn my radio up loud, and I cover up the sound,

Of me heading down the highway, leading to the crying ground.

Chorus
I hit the highway running, from the girl I left behind...