Greene County

from Down and Out in Mobile by Midnight North

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Lyrics by Toby Oler & Elliott Peck
Music by Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh

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I came for the weed
Stayed for the weather
Darling I forgot we were together

Call up Ricki-Jean
She’ll raise these babies
You know Greene County’s no place for a lady

And while I hate to do this by phone
I’m never coming back home
I hate to do this by phone but I’m not coming home

Got a pile of debts to pay
This Northern sky’s always gray
While I’m out wandering you are in charge now

Spent a decade planting seeds
I got rows of uprooted trees
You leave the lights off when you’re at home now

And while I hate to do this by phone
I’m never coming back home
I hate to do this by phone but I’m not coming home
And while these words are hard to hear
It’s better than living in fear
I hate to leave you alone but I’m not coming home

You spend your lifetime planning for what you can’t see
I threw our last lucky penny into the sea
Sometimes a moment of wisdom falls from the sky
While you’re staring that hurricane right in the eye

I came for the weed
Stayed the weather
Darling I miss when we were together

And while I hate to do this by phone
I’m never coming back home
I hate to do this by phone but I’m not coming home
And while these words are hard to hear
It’s better than living in fear
I hate to leave you alone but I’m not coming home
I’m not coming home

© 2017 Elliconn Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

credits

from Down and Out in Mobile, released August 7, 2020
Elliott Peck - acoustic guitar and vocals
Grahame Lesh - electric guitar and vocals
Nathan Graham - drums, percussion, banjo, harmonica, and vocals
Connor O'Sullivan - bass and electric piano

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