Mississippi

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The Dixie Chicks are an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas and was originally compose… more »

Every step 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
I'm trapped in the heart of it
 Trying to get away

I was raised in the country 
Been working in the town
I been in trouble since I
Set my suitcase down

I ain't got nothing for you
I 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 kickin' 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 you 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 till 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 splinters 
I's sinking fas
t I'm drowning in the poison 
Got no future 
Got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for those who've sailed with me

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

My clothes are wet
 Tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that 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 
Was stayed in Mississippi a day too long
The only thing that I did wrong 
Was stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Written by: BOB DYLAN

Lyrics © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO

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Mississippi