Muddy Water Hymn to Homegrown Tragedy

from Bon Courage (2013) by Ben Shaman

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Was a metal head, a student of history
Met the president up in D.C.
Got his picture took and put up in a frame
But he had muddy, muddy water in his veins

Was a girl from Jackson, lawyer’s daughter
Played the violin like a fish in the water
But she got knocked up and gave that kid a name
Cause she had muddy, muddy water in her veins

Was an immigrant from south of the border
Left his wife and kids for bricks and mortar
Still sends them money, but somethin in him’s changed
He got muddy, muddy water in his veins

Was a lamb of the lord who just didn’t buy it
She figured she was different, kept it quiet
Sang “glory, glory” all the way to the grave
Cause she had muddy, muddy water
She had muddy, muddy water,
They had muddy, muddy water in their veins

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from Bon Courage (2013), released July 9, 2013

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