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The Civil Wars: Album Lyrics

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

I never meant to get us in this deep
I never meant for this to mean a thing
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
I got caught up by the chase
And you got high on every little game
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
Oh if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh I wish I’d never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
I miss the way you wanted me
When I was staying just out of your reach
Begging for the slightest touch
Ooh you couldn’t get enough
Oh if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh I wish I’d never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
Got away from me
Got away from me
Before anybody has to bleed
Oh if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh I wish I’d never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one that got away

I Had Me A Girl

I had me a girl
Who taught me those things
A young man should know
Down, down on my knees
I’d beg and I’d plead
To learn a little bit more
Oh that woman taught me to pray
I saw Heaven every day
Lord, she could
Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh
I had me a boy
Who buttoned me down
Drew me a line
He, he washed me as clean
As a sinner could be
Showed me the light
Oh that boy, he taught me to pray
But for all of his spit-shinin’ ways
Lord, he could
Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh
I had me a girl
Like cigarette smoke
She came and she went
I slipped through his hands
To my back door man
Under his chin
Oh that woman taught me to pray
But for all her wandering ways
She could
Oooooooo
Ooooooohhhhohhhh
Ooooooo
Ooooohhhhhhhhhh

Same Old Same Old

I want to leave you
I want to lose us
I wanna give up
But I won’t
I wanna miss this
I want a heartache
I wanna run away
But I won’t
Do I love you
Oh I do
And I’m going to till I’m gone
But if you think that I can stay
In this same old same old, well
I don’t
I don’t
I’m gonna break things
I’m gonna cross the line Make you wake up
’Cause you won’t
I’m gonna name names
I’m gonna call us out
I’m gonna say it
If you won’t
Do I love you
Oh I do
And I’m going to till I’m gone
But if you think that I can stay
In this same old same old, well
I don’t
I don’t wanna fight
But I’ll fight with you
If I have to
If I have to
Do I love you
Oh I do
And I’m going to till I’m gone
But if you think that I can stay
In this same old same old
Same old same old, well
I don’t
I don’t

Dust to Dust

It’s not your eyes
It’s not what you say
It’s not your laughter
That gives you away
You’re just lonely
You’ve been lonely too long
All your acting
Your thin disguise
All your perfectly-delivered lines
They don’t fool me
You’ve been lonely too long
Let me in the walls
You’ve built around
We can light a match
And burn them down
Let me hold your hand and dance ’round and ’round the flames
In front of us
Dust to dust
You’ve held your head up
You fought the fight
You bear the scars
You’ve done your time
Listen to me
You’ve been lonely too long
Let me in the walls
You’ve built around
We can light a match
And burn them down
Let me hold your hand and dance ’round and ’round the flames
In front of us
Dust to dust
You’re like a mirror
Reflecting me
Takes one to know one
So take it from me
You’ve been lonely
You’ve been lonely too long
We’ve been lonely too long

Eavesdrop

I don’t want to talk right now
I just want your arms wrapped around
Me in this moment
Before it runs out
Oh don’t say that it’s over
Oh no say it ain’t so
Let’s let the stars watch
Let them stare
Let the wind eavesdrop
I don’t care
For all that we’ve got, don’t let go
Just hold me
I can’t pull you closer than this
It’s just you and the moon on my skin
Oh who says it ever has to end
Oh don’t say that it’s over
Oh no say it ain’t so
Let’s let the stars watch
Let them stare
Let the wind eavesdrop
I don’t care
For all that we’ve got, don’t let go
Just hold me
Let’s let the stars watch
Let them stare
Let the wind eavesdrop
I don’t care
For all that we’ve got, don’t let go
Just hold
Just hold me
Just hold me
Just hold me
Just hold me

Devil’s Backbone

Oh Lord, Oh Lord, what have I done?
I’ve fallen in love with a man on the run
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, I’m begging you please
Don’t take that sinner from me
Oh don’t take that sinner from me
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, what do I do?
I’ve fallen for someone who’s nothing like you
He’s raised on the edge of the devil’s backbone
Oh I just wanna take him home
Oh I just wanna take him home
Ooooooooooo
Ooooooooooo
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, he’s somewhere between
A hangman’s knot, and three mouths to feed
There wasn’t a wrong or a right he could choose
He did what he had to do
Oh he did what he had to do
Ooooooooooo
Ooooooooooo
Give me the burden, give me the blame
I’ll shoulder the load, and I’ll swallow the shame
Give me the burden, give me the blame
How many, how many Hail Marys is it gonna take?
Don’t care if he’s guilty, don’t care if he’s not
He’s good and he’s bad and he’s all that I’ve got
Oh Lord, Oh Lord, I’m begging you please
Don’t take that sinner from me
Oh don’t take that sinner from me

From This Valley

Oh the desert dreams of a river
That will run down to the sea
Like my heart longs for an ocean
To wash down over me
Oh, won’t you take me from this valley
To that mountain high above?
I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love
Oh, the outcast dreams of acceptance
Just to find pure love’s embrace
Like an orphan longs for his mother
May you hold me in your grace
Oh, won’t you take me from this valley
To that mountain high above?
I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love
Oh, the caged bird dreams of a strong wind
That will float beneath her wings
Like a voice longs for a melody
Oh, Jesus carry me
Oh, won’t you take me from this valley
To that mountain high above?
I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love
Oh, I will pray, pray, pray
Until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
To the one I love

Tell Mama

You thought you had found a good girl
One to love you and give you the world
Now you find that you’ve been misused
Talk to me, I’ll do what you choose
I want you to…
Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
And I’ll make everything alright
That girl you had didn’t have no sense
She wasn’t worth all the time that you spent
She had another man throw you outdoors
Now the same man is wearing your clothes
I want you to…
Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
And I’ll make everything alright
Tell me, tell me now
She would embarrass you anywhere
She’d let everybody know she didn’t care
Give me a chance, I’ve been beggin’ you
And I just want to take care of you
I want you to…
Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell Mama what you want
Tell Mama what you want right now
Tell me, tell your mom
I’m your Mama
Tell me what you want

Oh Henry

Oh the grass is green
Everywhere but under me
Or so it seems
I got a wedding band
And the name of a wandering man
Who I love the best I can
Oh Henry
Have you got something to tell me?
’Cause everybody been saying
You’ve been running around
Oh Henry
I know you wouldn’t hurt me
Don’t you know that we don’t need
One more grave in this town?
Boy if you’re smart
You know you’ll only have my heart
Till death do us part
Oh you and I both know
That at the end of that forbidden road
There’s a six-foot hole
Oh Henry
Have you got something to tell me
’Cause everybody been saying
You’ve been running around
Oh Henry
I know you wouldn’t hurt me
Don’t you know that we don’t need
One more grave in this town?
When we wed we said forever, ever and a day
The whole town heard you promise to be true
So boy, you’re gonna only give your gypsy heart to me
If it’s the last thing that you do
Oh Henry
Have you got something to tell me?
’Cause everybody been saying
You’ve been running around
Oh Henry
I know you wouldn’t hurt me
Don’t you know that we don’t need
One more grave in this town?
Oh the grass is green
Everywhere but under me

Disarm

Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn
I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you
Disarm you with a smile
And leave you like they left me here
To wither in denial
The bitterness of one who’s left alone
Ooh, the years burn
Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn
I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my voice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you

Sacred Heart

Quand je marche dans la rue
La rue vers le Sacré-Cœur
Je me souviens des promesses
Au nom de l’amour
Je vais t’attendre là
Viendras-tu pour moi?
Je vais t’attendre là
Seulement toi
Tu peux me tenir
Jusqu’à ce que le soleil se cache
Et embrasse-moi doucement
Jusqu’à ce qu’il revienne
Je vais t’attendre là
Viendras-tu pour moi?
Je vais t’attendre là
Seulement toi
Tu prends peut-être du retard
Tu as peut-être raté ton train
Tu ne peux peut-être pas me pardonner
Les ombres grandissent
Et les foules s’effacent
Je vais t’attendre là
Viendras-tu pour moi?
Je vais t’attendre là
Seulement toi

D’Arline

D’Arline, hope this finds you well
There’s so much I’m dying to tell, but oh
That’s how it goes
Little things left unsaid
That I can’t keep in my head but oh
Just so you know
You’ll always be the only one
Always be the only one
D’Arline, what do I do now?
Can’t live with you or without, but oh
That’s how it goes
I could get over you
But please don’t ask me to
Just so you know
You’ll always be the only one
Even when you’re not
You’ll always be the only one
Even when you’re gone
You always said you want me to be happy
But happiness was having you here with me
You’ll always be the one that’s standing in my way
And that’s okay
You’ll always be the only one
You’ll always be the only one
D’Arline, if I only knew
Where to send this letter to