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My Father's House


by Darrell Scott. Buy album CD: Family Tree


I was born and raised in my father's house
Can catching rain in the kitchen
He said a good song never comes to those who chase
It comes to those who listen
And I'd listen to him
Waking up in the middle of the night
I know he thought we were sleeping
And with an old melody and a guitar in hand
Somewhere between dreaming and weeping
He'd sing a walk on the wildside lasts a lifetime for me
I grew up quick in my father's house
Mama she gave him no daughters
Just a look in the eye of a woman in need
To be free of a love grown harder
So she hit the road in a Galaxy Ford
The one that my daddy had bought her
And she crossed the tracks and never looked back
She was hummin' a song he had tought her
She sang a walk on the wildside lasts a lifetime with me

There was this big black trunk in my father's house
Where he kept all the ledgers he'd write in
And I broke into it before I moved out
To see if I could find out more about him
There were letters written, never sent to my mom
It's a wonder it never killed him
And there were lines, and songs, and poetry
Damn near as good as Hank Williams
Sing a walk on the wildside lasts a lifetime with me




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Album: Family Tree (1999) Lyrics
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  1. My Father's House
  2. Rhonda's Last Ride
  3. Lazarus Dies Again
  4. Double-Headed Eagle
  5. Mahala
  6. When There's No One Around / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  7. She Sews The World With Love
  8. I Never Had A Sister
  9. Family Tree
  10. Any World (That I'm Welcome To)
  11. The Hummingbird
  12. My Father's House (Reprise)

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