JoAnn Abbott - Georgia Morning (Shadow)

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This is a sequel to "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_the_Lights_Went_Out_in_Georgia

lyrics

All my life she would tell me about
How my mama ran off the night my daddy died
How a dirty judge cut him down to hide his own shame
And my aunt would sneer as she told me that I
Didn’t look like pa and had my mamas eyes
And how she could tell every time that I went and lied

Cause the day is new and the morning light
Is gonna show the world what is wrong from right
The lies you told in the dark
Will come home at last
You cannot hide and you cannot run
Cause I’m gonna see what it is you’ve done
You can try and hide wicked but
It doesn’t stay in the past

30 years later and a part of a team
Comparing old cases with the new ones we’re seein’
Till the day I get a chance to open daddy’s old file
But the bullets didn’t match the gun he had
The DNA said kin- but not my dad
So it had to be another one there from his family that night

Then the hand of God in a hurricane
Washed the Georgia clay from my ma’s remains
And the nearby gun held prints that told us the rest
Told us the rest!

My aunt could tell when she saw my face
That the body she hid without a trace
Had come back home and was pointing right at her
So now my father’s name is clear
My aunts in jail for fifty years
And my mama is layin’ at peace in the local graveyard

Cause the day is new and the morning light
Has shown the world what was wrong from right
The lies you told in the dark
Have come home at last
You cannot hide and you cannot run
Cause I’m gonna see what it is you’ve done
You can try and hide wicked but
It doesn’t stay in the past
You can try and hide wicked but
It didn’t stay in the past

credits

from SpinTunes #2: Round 2, released October 26, 2010
Music , Lyrics & Vocals by JoAnn Abbott
Featuring Caleb Hines & Graham Porter
Arrangement by Caleb Hines

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