Saint on a Chain

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lyrics

Saint on a Chain
(©Kevin Gordon)

I grew up right down the road
Never had too far to go
Making it here, your chance is slim
Folks leave this town, you won’t see em again
Mama died in ’93
This silver medal she gave to me
St. Christopher ‘round my neck
Wherever I go, my soul he protects

Every river’s a daughter of a dirty rain
But see how it shines
Water’s moving like the blood pushing through my veins
See how it shines, like a saint on a chain

Heather was so sweet to me
Her daddy owned some property
Maybe my drinking was a little much
She turned cold to my touch
That story about another woman,
Maybe it was true--
Heather put together 2 and 2
She kicked me out and changed the locks
On my motel door now the sheriff knocks

After work I take my lonesome down
With a Percocet, and a double shot of Crown
But the higher I get, the harder it seems
To get back to that place that floats like a dream

One hand on the wheel, doing 85
And all my trouble just flies on by
I want to forget everything I know
I want to close my eyes and just let her go
Rearview glow of the city bright
Angel of death got no headlight
And you who’d protect me, I ask no more
Just carry me ‘cross to that other shore

credits

from Tilt and Shine, released July 27, 2018
Kevin Gordon, guitar, vocal; Joe McMahan, guitar, harmony vocal; Eli Bearid, bass; Ian Fitchuk, drums, percussion; Rob Crowell, keyboards

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Kevin Gordon Nashville, Tennessee

Kevin Gordon is a Louisiana native whose latest releases, Tilt & Shine, Long Gone Time, & 2012's Gloryland, earned raves from the NY Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, and others. His songs have been recorded by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Hard Working Americans, Irma Thomas, & others. "Down to the Well", a duet w/Lucinda Williams, was featured on the Oxford American Southern Music Sampler. ... more

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