lifeblood: songs: lyrics: big white lie


i ditched my car
in oregon
running from the law
and a smoking gun
a pair of stolen boots
two white men dead
and i made the list
of the most wanted

in the red ghetto
of my younger years
i learned to navigate
an ancient trail of tears
all i ever wanted
was a place to stand
and to tap the soul
of my native land

i was just a small boy
yet to realize
the coming storm
of a big white lie

but the boiling blood
and the spirit bound
leads a man to fight
the hand that holds him down
and to take up arms
lest he be shot dead
and his justice gagged
on the pine ridge rez

it was then i feared
that i would die
behind the walls
of a big white lie

now i'm in the pen
for my reasonable doubt
given two lifetimes
to try to figure out
how ones man blood
is worth more than the next
and while the gavels weight
is for some men less

oh but in this life
i will try to fly
beyond the walls
of a big white lie

oh and in this life
gonna try to fly
beyond the walls
of a big white lie

beyond the walls
of a big white lie

beyond the walls
of a big white lie

words and music by lindsay fuller
as performed by lindsey fuller with indigo girls, 2014-06-26: mcmenamins edgefield - portland, oregon (with joan baez) (unreleased)


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