Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mississippi King

MISSISSIPPI KING - Written by Carroll Bryant 



Mississippi man, and I'm lonely
Mississippi man, and I need someone to hold me 
Tonight 
If you can
Mississippi man
Mississippi king 

Born dirt poor and I lost my brother Jesse
Growing up alone and there was no other than me 
Loved my mother
She was my only comfort 
Tupelo was hot on a summer day 

Moved around so much and then we ended up
In Tennessee 
It didn't really matter much back then
Not to me 
My mother and my father was my
Only family
My high schools days soon quickly faded
Life played my fate to me
Had a destiny and my whole entire life
Just shattered 


Mississippi man, and I'm lonely
Mississippi man, and I need someone to hold me 
Tonight 
If you can
Mississippi man
Mississippi king 


Uncle Sam called my name 
I did my duty
Never would I be the same 
Goodbye mother
I never did lose the pain 

Met the one and I brought her into 
My world
The girl I would only love and she
Would come to leave me eventually
I loved her
I knew she knew that I did 
We were meant to be
Then came Lisa Marie 

And if I had the chance to change the way I lived
My life
I would buy an Hawaiian day and stay with them forever 
But there is just no way to change our yesterday and then
We all will fade away 
As if tomorrow never came 

The rest of me is history
The times that we shared
Thought we cared
And everything 
It's the memories that play forever in our minds
Our souls
Just like that Hawaiian day we bought and then forgot
We sold 
There's just no way that we can change tomorrow
Or our yesterday 

Fade away


Mississippi man, and I'm lonely
Mississippi man, and I need someone to hold me 
Tonight 
If you can
Mississippi man
Mississippi king 




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