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I will see you in the morning
When the moonlight leaves the trees
But I will always feel the embers
Of the flames in Tennessee

I was sleeping when they came knocking
They said boy you better leave
Said South Nashville is rocking
And they can't get no relief

So I run and put my pants on
And I run to get my car
But the flames they was a rising
And I didn't get to far

There was a black man on the corner
He said boy just turn away
I got a gun here in my pocket
And I will take your life away

So I showed the man your picture
And I said we had a son
And I was just up here from Texas
I wasn't hurting anyone

So I run out to the highway
And I finally caught a ride
With some white trash outta towner
With his wife and kids inside

So I sit here on the roadside
And I talk to your machine
I can see the flames a rising
Over Nashville Tennessee

Well, don't go out looking on your TV
They gonna keep this all discreet
They will never tell the secrets
Of the flames in Tennessee

You know I hope she don't discover
That this all was all just a lie
But If I don't get home to see her
Then my heart will surely die

I will see you in the morning
When the moonlight leaves the trees
But I will always feel the embers
Of The flames in Tennessee
The night they burned down Nashville Tennessee
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written by ROBISON, CHARLIE FITZGERALD
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