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    Decoration Day

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    Decoration Day
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      Lyrics for Drive-By Truckers - "Decoration Day"

      It's Decoration Day.
      And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave.
      But what would he say.
      Keeping me down, boy, won't keep me away.

      It's Decoration Day.
      And I knew the Hill Boys would put us away,
      But my Daddy wasn't afraid.
      He said we'll fight till the last Lawson's last living day

      I never knew how it all got started
      A problem with Holland before we were born
      And I don't know the name of that boy we tied down
      And beat till he just couldn't walk anymore.
      But I know the caliber in daddy's chest
      And I know what Holland Hill drives.
      The state let him go, but I guess it was best
      'Cause nobody needs all us Lawson's alive.

      Daddy said one of the boys had come by
      The lumber man's favorite son.
      He said, beat him real good but don't dare let him die
      And if you see Holland Hill run.
      Now I said, they ain't give us trouble no more
      That we ain't brought down on ourselves
      But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor
      And I'll send all the Hill Boys to hell.

      It's Decoration Day
      And I've got a family in Mobile Bay
      And they've never seen my daddy's grave.
      But that don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway.
      'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south
      And I got dead brothers in east Tennessee.
      My Daddy got shot right in front of his house
      He had no one to fall on but me.

      It's Decoration Day
      And I've got a mind to go spit on his grave.
      If I was a hill, I'd have put him away
      And I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
      I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
      I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.

      SONGWRITERS:
      Isbell, Jason
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