Through their howls and screams they've never seen her sweet, sad enchanted face. Let's go watch the fireworkson Eternity and Main. Life is strange - nothing changes. Let's go watch the fireworks, And bats that live in bridges, And Greyhound riders snoozin', And black folks pickin' flowers, And young girls in tight dresses, And farmboys racin' tractors, There's a new prisoner in the jailhouse, The chain-gang's comin' down the highway, There's a mad-dog at the river, Great day in the mornin' All my troubles will be gone.
This is my body, Red Southern clay The river's my blood and my soul's highway I bow to the weather, misfortune and time And rejoice in the tangles of wild muscadine The lakes are my eyes awake in the fields My wrinkles are tracks of old wagon wheels Watchin' the speed of a peregrine sky Clouds and eternity sailing on high Pines and the oak trees: these are my hands My feet are the roots where my heritage stands I call for the seasons and sing for the storm Praising the sunshine keeping me warm My dreams are the echoes of grandfather's days Our voices resound like sea island waves And careless as summer I welcome the rain And flow to the ocean through satisfied veins.
Hurricane blowin' in the Gulf Alabama's had enough They've all gone to higher ground No place for me to hide in Mobile town. CHORUS East to West there goes the sun Goin' 'round and 'round till time is done North and south here comes the wind To pick me up and blow me down again Billboard says I'm half a man There's less of me than a girl can stand I limp around and now and then I cry On one bum leg and one good eye Old man sittin' in front of the store Wonderin' what his thumb is for It'll get you outta town, I said He just spit, and the Georgia dirt turned red.
CHORUS I don't know what I'm gonna do I've lost my ride and I've lost you This pavement feels like molten steel This must be how road kill feels Twelve black buzzards in a tree Cast their stinkin' eyes on me I'd throw a rock but they won't even fly They know they'll get me by and by.
Where would I be without you? Where did old Sally go? Old Sal - in the parlor Firelight on black skin Dark legends - songs of Eden My hair stands on end Forest child - 'cross the water On your father's knee Sold away - down the river All the way to me. Bonnie's a dancer and a short-order cook She'll never be famous one day When all the boys ask her just for a look She pushes her childhood away Up in her room, Excalibur sleeps He'll watch her thin frame spin around The old cat just yawns to show her he cares As she dances the fire escape down Bacon's the smell in her straw-colored hair There's a coffee-stain she'll never see The music begins, the boys are all there But in her mind she's far out to sea A pale yellow beam shines into the wings Glaring like Daddy's good eye The dancer appears like a butterfly's tear The short-order cook says goodbye CHORUS Give me something to dream on Something to hide up my sleeve Something no one will believe Something to dream on.
Out on the streets, Bonnie is keeping Her beautiful eyes unaware The smell of cigar at the newspaper stand Reminds her that people are there The diner is busy, the jukebox is on There's only one thing on her mind The pale yellow light in the wings of the night She'll clock out exactly at nine Bonnie's collection of Japanese fans Lies in a heap on the floor The light in the hallway burned out last year And she never closes the door The boys in the darkness are watching her change Into someone unknown in the day She remembers their voices with something like shame "Bonnie please come out and play".
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I saw a white flag in the southern sky Southern sky…. Runaway slave with a chain in his hand Eatin' blackberries runnin' through a cottonwood stand No dog or man'll ever jump his trail He'll double back through the creek and run along the rail His bones are broken and his heart's in pain He left a good woman, couldn't bust the chain He slipped by Memphis and crossed the Pike God help him make it to the river tonight He watched the stars and saw a sign And said, "Goodbye cracker, this moment is mine This moment is mine". She hopped a freight outta Santa Fe Found a side-door Pullman with a bale of hay She could hear the wind - she could see the sky Then she thought about her kids and she started to cry Another home is broken and a heart's in pain The east-bound rattler rolls across the plain She left a man in a cocaine dream Took her kids to her mama's and she got away clean.
She watched their eyes and saw a sign And said, "Goodbye cracker, this moment is mine This moment is mine". I'm just a critter like a bee and a bird Troubled by my thinkin' and the spoken word Rather be a razorback feedin' in a Texas wood Rootin' through the gully 'cause it feels so good Wish I was a red-tail circling soybean fields Lookin' for something he can only feel I'm just a critter like the wild blue jay God help me make it to the river one day I watched the stars and saw a sign Lord in heaven, this moment is mine This moment is mine.
Their first-born child grew strong and wild Till things went suddenly wrong When two men died, Bill's daddy did ride Up and left his family and gone Up and left his family and gone. Bill joined with the Cooks like a regular crook Livin' outside the law Them boys did roam across Oklahoma Quick on the liquor and the draw Quick on the liquor and the draw. From banks and trains the blood did stain The hands of the Bill Cook gang Bill and his friends would kill again With nothin' to lose if they hang Nothin' to lose if they hang.
Down the Arkansas and the Verdigris A deadly wind did roar. The one soft part in Bill's stony heart Belonged to Maggie Glass If he can't resist her sweet copper kiss They'll put him in chains at last Put him in chains at last. So without a shot, Bill got caught By a deputy coward betrayed He turned his back, Ike gave him a whack With a cold iron poker from the grate With a cold iron poker from the grate.
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On his day in court Bill was a sport And the eastern press did rave But down in the jail you could hear him wail "Gonna see Ike Rogers in the grave" "Gonna see Ike Rogers in the grave". Black is the color of a checkerboard man Red is the color of crime You can jump 'em, king 'em, hang 'em in the jailhouse We'll have a wonderful time Everybody'll have a wonderful time. You can have the machine back in just a few minutes. She would lecture me on beginning at the beginning and picking easier patterns.
I was finished with the dress all right. It was hanging in my closet with at least four more hours of work to do on it.
The bodice was all wrong, and the sleeves were crooked. Why should she care? She had her dress. Why should anyone care? She had taken all her bridesmaid dresses to college with her. Joani headed back downstairs to the sewing room, a few pins still in her mouth, and I looked at Grandmother Agatha and sighed.
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Then I pulled myself off my bed and shuffled downstairs as if I were carrying a pound pack on my back. Mother was bustling busily in the kitchen, preparing my birthday dinner. First, I called out back where Jack and Alex were playing. Then I called into the family-sewing room to Dad and Joani. In ten minutes we were all seated around the dining room table. Dad gave the prayer, and then Jack, Alex, and Joani each passed me a little gift. He gave me that every year. Jack had made me a pencil holder out of a cutoff milk carton.
Joani gave me a jeweled comb and brush set. I oohed and aahed and tried to act excited as I opened each of the gifts.
Then Mom passed me the gift from her and Dad. Maybe I had hoped somewhere in the back of my mind that it would be a dress, a yellow dress, because I felt a tinge of disappointment when the package they sent me was too small. Besides, it rattled. It is! But, Mom, you inherited this from Aunt Louise. She gave it to you! She should have it. Or Joani. The phone rang and Alex jumped up.
I hate mushy stuff like this. It was gold, with tiny roses, and inside, I knew, was the only picture we had of Captain Robertson. It was too small and faded to have it copied. It's not one I think I would ever pick up again, but it was engaging, and I ended up reading it all in almost one sitting. Jun 18, Dorcas rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance , historical-fiction , christian , mail-order-marriage-of-convenience , weather , kindle.
This is such a touching story about a woman with a birthmark who takes her friends place to be a mail order bride. Winnie Griggs makes compelling characters that you root for from the very beginning. The "groom" at first is very displeased with the switch but as the story goes on, the way he sticks up for the heroine touches your heart. It was one of those stories where I had to take a few breaks to "get a hold" of my emotions as I got so involved with the characters. Love this story!
May 14, Anita rated it it was amazing Shelves: kindle. Loved the book, setting, story, characters, and time setting, location etc Sep 26, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: love-inspired-historical. My mother will read this book soon.. I am going to read more of WInne's books for future. A great book, i could not put it down, it was a very touching story of a family brought together By faith and love of god. I recommend this bllk a must read I promos you will notwant to put down. I recommend this book An emotion packed blended family story to pull each of your heartstrings.
I love books that include children the children draw me in make the story told more realist.
Well done Winnie Griggs. I chose to review this book. Jun 20, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: my-top-reads-of This book just made me feel good! I loved the characters and how they became a family. Would definitely read more of her books! Dec 22, Deborah Malone rated it it was amazing. This is a historical romance that takes place in California, Winnie takes the main character, Calley Gray, and puts her on a stage coach to meet her new husband by proxy.