Rosanne Cash The Sunken Lands cover

The Sunken Lands
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 1, 2013
Genre
Singer/Songwriter
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Five cans of paint in the empty fields
The dust reveals
Verse 2
The children cry, the work never ends
There's not a single friend
Verse 3
Who will hold her hand in the sunken lands?
Verse 4
The mud and tears melt the cotton balls
It's a heavy toll
Oh oh
Verse 5
His words are cruel and they sting like fire
Like the devil's choir
Oh oh
Verse 6
But who will hold her hand in the sunken lands?
Verse 7
The river rises and she sails away
But she could never stay
Oh oh
Verse 8
Now her work is done in the sunken lands
There's five empty cans

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