Blackberry Smoke - The Southern Ground Sessions

Artist: Blackberry Smoke
Release: The Southern Ground Sessions
Release Date: 26/10/2018


1. Run Away From It All

Standing on the bridge
We see the water keep flowing by, by
I flipped a quarter in the river
Then I headed for the other side
I made the same wish that I always do
I’m just fool enough to think they ever come true

Came in like a lion
Now I’m out like a lamb
They don’t even know who I am

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Old ghosts whistle in the wind
In the dead of the night, night
I’m walkin’ through the valley of the shadow
Headin’ for the light
I wore out my welcome like I always do
Got to find myself a life that’s shiny and new

They say that the truth is gonna set us free
I ain’t waitin’ ’round to see

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Squeezin’ every drop out of what’s left of my time
Jumpin’ on tomorrow before it goes by
No matter what they say, baby
We can run away from it all

Miles and miles wide open for me
Got it all laid out so beautifully
Don’t you worry about a thing, baby
We can run away from it all

Squeezin’ every drop out of what’s left of my time
Jumpin’ on tomorrow before it goes by
No matter what they say, baby
We can run away from it all

2. Medicate My Mind

Give me just a minute
Don’t mean to be unkind
Even I’ve got a limit
One problem at a time

These hills are gettin’ high the way I’m goin’
But my wheels are all in line, got to keep ’em rollin’

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

Everybody in a hurry
Headin’ down their own track
I ain’t gonna worry
Let it roll right off of my back

I’m a stranger to this world, but I keep on growin’
Life will try to put you out, but I keep on glowin’
Yes I am

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

I’m the darkness reachin’ for daylight
I’m a spring that needs to unwind
I’m a wreck but everything’s alright
Just as long as I can medicate my mind

3. Let Me Down Easy

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am

It may seem like I don’t care
Baby, that’s just my disguise
Look closer and you’ll see
I’m still a kid behind the eyes

I’m barely on my feet
And one more lick would put me down
Show a little mercy, honey
I’m pleading with you now

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am
I guess I’ll try to take it like a man
Let me down easy if you can

Maybe I’m the crazy one
‘Cause there ain’t no way it’s you
I guess I’ll let you go ’cause it’s the least that I could do
Hopefully I’ll make it and I’ll be alright in time
I’ll probably go to pieces now
But darlin’, you’ll be fine

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am

Someday when we’re older
We’ll look back on this and smile
I thought I had it handled
Baby, I missed it by a mile

Let me down easy if you can
I’m not half as strong as you think I am
I guess I’ll try to take it like a man
Let me down easy if you can

4. Best Seat In The House

Did you ever get the feelin’ you ain’t been dealt a good hand?
The odds are against you
You’re a slave to the law of the land
I’m gonna gather unto me what must be mine
I want it all right now
Not a little at a time

Thinkin’ ’bout a revolution, the first world drawin’ the line

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

You got a right to your opinion
You got a right to speak your piece
You got a right to be silent
Well, that ain’t never worked for me
We’re goin’ through the system
They chew you up and spit you out
In the land of confusion
Yeah, that’s what it’s all about

Thinkin’ bout the evolution, have we always been in the grind?

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

It’s the measure of a man, of a man
Does anyone even understand a man, understand?

We all want what we ain’t got
Some of us have and some have not
Everything I got comin’ to me
Life, love, money and the land of the free
All my life I’ve been turned out
One of these days, I’ll get the best seat in the house

5. You Got Lucky

[Tom Petty cover]

You better watch what you say
You better watch what you do to me
Don’t get carried away
Girl, if you can do better than me

Go
Yeah, go
But remember…

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe
When I found you

You put a hand on my cheek
And then you turned your eyes away
If you don’t feel complete
If I don’t take you all of the way

Then go
Yeah, go
But remember…

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe
When I found you

Then go
Yeah, go
But remember…

Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky, babe
You got lucky, babe
When I found you

6. Mother Mountain

In the east, the rising sun
Golden honey mornin’ comes
Cool and easy on the wind
‘Til the darkness comes again

In the truth I find a song
Mother mountain, bring me home

Springtime whistle in the trees
New life changing with the leaves
Water underneath my feet
One more promise for to keep

High above the right and wrong
Mother mountain, bring me home

A story older than the stone
Mother mountain, bring me home