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WAIT TO LISTEN ~ BROKEN THINGS ALBUM ~ From the FEED THE DOG CD ALBUM ~ HOMEPAGE

Goodnight New Orleans
words and music copyright DK Bridger 2008

I was nine and my daddy died.
My mama took us all outside.
She prayed out loud and we all cried
And sang this happy lullabye
To see daddy in our dreams
Goodnight New Orleans.

Goodnight New Orleans, goodnight.
The river flows where you want it to go
And the warm wind will whisper in your ear,
"Goodnight, little children
Sleep tight, my love.
Sweet dreams, New Orleans."

It rains hard on the Devils garden.
The ghosts dance in the street.
Outside a womanís wailiní.
Sheís off the rails, spittiní nails
At the sky, and itís falliní.
The wind is howling,
"Goodnight New Orleans, Bon Soir."

It's been fifty years since my daddy died.
Now I'm the only one left alive.
I still pray and I still cry,
And I still sing the lullabye to my family in dreams.

Goodnight, New Orleans.
Goodnight New Orleans, goodnight.
The river flows where you want it to go
And the warm wind whispers in your ear,
"Goodnight, little children
Sleep tight, my love.
Sweet dreams, New Orleans."

Iím still shaking. My heartís still breaking.
Iím still God forsaken,
Swimming against the tide
For those once by my side,
Scattered to the wind,
Washed out to sea,
But itís still quaint on Bourbon Street,
And this ainít the promised land.
Only the illusion stands
When God damns New Orleans.

The bell rang. Itís all over.
The rain soaked the bed. Wind took the covers.
I wish the black, the white, the color
Photos could be recovered.

Goodnight New Orleans.
Goodnight New Orleans, goodnight.
The river flows to where you want it to go
And the warm wind will whispers in your ear,
"Goodnight, little children
Sleep tight, my love.
Sweet dreams, New Orleans."

                                                                           ~ DK Bridger


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