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  1. i'm a survivor

From the recording Slide Lines

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Lyrics

wrote this song in california early 2001, still seems about right

i'm a survivor

i went to the mountain see my marianna
but they moved the mountain, marianna too
don't know when i'll see my marianna again
so i did not stay where the mountain been

i went to the river look up my louisa
but louisa long gone cause the river ran dry
don't know where she'd go to where'd louisa be now
so i walked the river clear to the other side

everything different, ain't nothing the same
don't know where i'll go to when all the world done changed
i'm a survivor, know the rules of the game
everything different, ain't nothing the same

i went to the plains to find my amelia
but the wind had rose up, blew amelia away
nothing left but dust and a house deserted
started feeling lonesome in the whistling wind

so i went to the sea to see rose of sharon
but they fish no more in the seaside town
raphael he told me rose of sharon sailed away
and i'll never see her smiling eyes no more

everything different, ain't nothing the same
don't know where i'll go to when all the world done changed
i'm a survivor, know the rules of the game
everything different, ain't nothing the same

i went to the bayou, where's my angelica
but the government dam flooded out all her kin
when i asked old andre he just shook his head
water leave no trace of a trail of tears

so i went to the jungle to ask mama rita
mama can you tell me what's a man to do
but the mighty trees cut and hauled away
where her house once stood was just rubble and dirt

everything different, ain't nothing the same
don't know where i'll go to when all the world done changed
i'm a survivor, know the rules of the game
everything different, ain't nothing the same
everything different, ain't nothing the same
don't know where i'll go to when all the world done changed
i'm a survivor, know the rules of the game
everything different, ain't nothing the same
everything different, ain't nothing the same