Tannin Bed Song

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Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music. He is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. more »

Maria lays in the tannin bed 
And reads the Tuesday news 
She's down there every week at the 
Same time  with the same ol' blues 
She reads the funny papers 
And then the classifieds 
And if she ain't too sleepy  there's the 
Weather report on the flip side 
And this Kansas life is a hard one 
For a girl from Miami 
You're just staring out at the oil fields 
And that's all that I can see 
Her old man's in the same place 
Since the company let him go 
Just sippin' the Pabst Blue Ribbon and 
Cussin' Amoco 
Maria drives home 
From the tannin bed 
And the black clouds 
Roll across the sky 
She pulls into the trailer park, pops the 
Trunk and calls the kids outside 
Said there's a twister comin' 
And you haven't got a clue 
I ain't going to sit here in this double 
Wide and wait around for you 
Cause I'm taking the microwave oven 
And I'm takin' the color TV 
And I'm packin' up the Chevy 
With the kids and what's left of me 
This Kansas life is a hard one 
For a girl from Miami 
Just staring out at the oil fields


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