Mississippi

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, performer, record producer, actress, and political activist. Her music incorporates elements of rock, folk, hip hop, country, and pop. She has released seven studio albums, two compilatio… more »

Every stop of the way we walk the line 
Your days are numbered  so are mine 
Time is piling up  we struggle and we scrape 
All boxed in  nowhere to escape 

The city's just a jungle  more games to play 
All trapped in the heart of it trying to get away 
I was raised in the country  been working in the town 
I've been in trouble since I set my suitcase down 

I got nothing for you  had nothing before 
Don't even have anything for myself anymore 
Sky's full of fire and the rain is pouring down 
There's nothing you can sell me, so I'll see you around 

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime 
Could never do you justice, reason, or rhyme 
There's only one thing that I did wrong 
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long 

The devil's in the alley, the mule kicking in the stall 
Say anything you want to, I've heard it all 
I was thinking about the things that she said 
I was dreaming I was sleeping in your bed 

Walking through the leaves falling from the trees 
Feel like a stranger nobody sees 
So many things we never will undo 
I know you're sorry, well, I'm sorry too 

Some people will offer you their hand, and some won't 
Last night I knew you, tonight I don't 
I need something strong to distract my mind 
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind 

Well, I got here following the southern star 
I crossed that river just to be where you are 
There's only one thing that I did wrong 
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long 

Well, my ship's been split to splinter - it's sinking fast 
I'm drowning in the poison - got no future, got no past 
But my heart's not weary - it's light and it's free 
I've got nothing but affection for those who have sailed with me 

Everybody's moving if they ain't already there 
Everybody's gotta move somewhere 
Well, stick with me baby, anyhow 
Things should start to get interesting right about now 

Well, my clothes are wet, they're tight on my skin 
Not tight as the corner I painted myself in 
I know that fortune is waiting to be kind 
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine 

The emptiness is endless - cold as clay 
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way 
Well, there's only one thing that I did wrong 
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long 

Yeah, the only thing that I did wrong 
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long 
The only thing that I did wrong 
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long 
Woo!

Written by: JOSEPH FOREMAN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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