Dave Matthews Band, Dave Matthews Louisiana Bayou cover

Louisiana Bayou
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
December 1, 2005
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
No, no, mama, now devil done do-si-do
Two young boys lyindead by the side of the road
And the coins in their eyes represent the money they owe
No judge or jury ever gonna hear the story told
Verse 2
Down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
Louisiana bayou
Verse 3
Sweet girl, daddy done beat that girl like he's insane
Brother can't watch him beat that girl down again
So late one night cookin' up with a couple of friends
Swears his daddy never gonna see another day
Verse 4
Down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
(Louisiana bayou) bring down a saint
Verse 5
No, no, mama, the devil done do-si-do
See two young boys lying dead by side of the road
Shame shame
Verse 6
Oh its a shame to lose your way running wild
Oh it's a shame to lose the light that shines (shame shame)
Oh it's a shame to lose your way as a child
Oh it's a shame to lose your
Verse 7
Money on the bed, but you ain't got to go
Sold your soul just tryin to get over low
No empty pocket gonna keep you from gettin yours
No judge or jury ever gonna hear the story told
Verse 8
Down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
(Louisiana bayou)
Verse 9
No, no, mama, trying devil done do-si-do
Two young boys lying dead by the side of the road
Verse 10
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to get with the pain
See there's nowhere to go
Verse 11
Louisiana bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Troubles do it again
Verse 12
Same old sold story again (Louisiana bayou)
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
Verse 13
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the caine
Trying to play with the caine
Same old story again
Verse 14
(Louisiana bayou) down by the bayou
Trying to play with the aine
Verse 15
Oh it's a shame to lose your way running wild (same old story again)
Oh it's a shame to lose the light that shines
Oh it's a shame to lose your way as a child
Oh (same old story again) it's a shame to lose your?
Verse 16
Down by the bayou
Louisiana bayou?
Louisiana bayou?

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