Sandy Town Blues

Sandy Town Blues

Sandy Town can bring you down

As low as you've ever been.

Sandy town can pick your bones

The cleanest you've ever seen.

When I went down to Sandy Town

I was hoping to pay my way,

But coin paid out in the dark of night,

Turned to ash at the break of day.

When You close your eyes do you dare to dream of home

Of your own sweet sweet child growing up all alone

See those tall towers shine so brightly

Built of tears and bones and blood.

See those camps of labouring men

With dreams doing no one no good.

See the maids of Sandy Town

Caught like sad little birds in lime;

Girls gone dead behind the eyes

Just serving out their time.

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I've been this whole wide world around

And I know what's right and wrong.

See those slaves in Sandy Town,

They ain't singing no redemption songs!

When I get out of Sandy Town

And my working days are done,

I'll be washing down my tainted soul

From here to Kingdom come.

When you lay you down to sleep, do you dare to dream of home

Of your own sweet child growing up all alone?

Mama and Papa and your own sweet child

And home and home?

Sandy Town can cut you down

As low as you've ever been.