Out of Memphis

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Sitting by the Mississippi, watch the water roll by
Rusted old steel cutting through the sky
Gonna hop on some boat, so I can save my life

It’s a blues filled town, with martyrs all around
But music makes an offer hard to turn down
It hurts like hell, but I sure do love the sound

But there’s a road leading somewhere else
Get away from Beale so you can save yourself
Folks will want you to stay, don’t get in their way
This life can’t sit on no shelf
Get on the river, get on the road

By the river or the road, it don’t matter, just go
By the river or the road, it don’t matter, just go

Well a friend had fallen and the rest came calling
By Sunday I was on my way
Death and goodbyes, can be one in the same.

It was the 4th of July when I would last pass by
This time I was traveling west
Got to find a new life, I know it’s not in Memphis

But there’s a road leading somewhere else
Get away from Beale so you can save yourself
Folks will want you to stay, don’t get in their way
This life can’t sit on no shelf
Get on the river, get on the road

By the river or the road, it don’t matter, just go
By the river or the road, it don’t matter, just go

Sitting by the Mississippi, watch the water roll by
Rusted old steel cutting through the sky
Gonna hop on some boat, so I can save my life.

credits

from Passing, released April 25, 2015
Lyrics: M. Haygood
Music: M. Haygood and The Stick Mob

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