Slave

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Slave

I’ve been workin' here, for it seems like such a time
That I can’t recall just what my home was like
My hands are worn, my back is broke, and I haven’t got a dime
To show for all the blood and sweat I shed

I work this land before the sun, come risin’ from the east
And I’m fillin’ bags till it sets down in the west
If only I could run away, or grow some wings and fly
I’d rather die than slave another day

If I…….was a bird
I’d fly away and never to return
Since I…….am a slave
I’d give them two for every one they gave
And I’d put that Dixie devil in his grave

I curse the man who took me from, my home so far away
I die a little more inside each day
I got scars upon my back, lord knows I’ve had my share
The ones beneath the skin I cannot bare

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from Vessel, released July 4, 2013

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Vessel Louisville, Kentucky

A seasoned 7-piece band of several tour-trained multi-instrumentalists and 5 smart songwriters, Vessel runs a wide range of textures and grooves, able to move during a song from, say, bluegrass to electronica, ecstatic to nostalgic … without pretension & seamlessly, casting complex moods thru funky, bluesy and grassy hooks with 4 & 5 part vocal harmonies and lush, larger-than-life arrangements. ... more

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