The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11636   Message #87529
Posted By: oldparrot
17-Jun-99 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Withered and Died (Richard Thompson)
Subject: Lyr Add: WITHERED AND DIED (Richard Thompson)
This cruel country has driven me down
Teased me and lied
Teased me and lied
I've only sad stories to tell to this town
My dreams have withered and died

Once I was bending the tops of the trees
Kind words in my ear
Kind faces to see

Then I took up with a boy from the West
Played run and hide
Played run and hide
Count one to ten and he's gone with the rest
My dreams have withered and died

Silver moon sail on and silver moon shine
On the waters so wide waters so wide
Steal from the bed of some good friend of mine
My dreams are withered and died

If I was a butterfly live for a day
I could be free
Just blowing away

(Rpt verse 1)