Anna Rubyanne

 

There's good money in construction for a garrison man

But a heart in destruction won't mend in the wind

I saw him on a crosswalk lookin' hard led

Walkin' cold wet steel for Anna Rubyanne

 

I can hear the soft words slippin' out from under his tongue

But they ain't fixin' nothin' hurtin' worse in the sun

I reckon he's just buildin' time matter over mind

And walkin' cold wet steel for Anna Rubyanne, Anna Rubyanne

 

            Below the sirens screamin'

            The mornin' whistle moans

            Letters come with a warnin'

            I know Garrison knows

 

I feel my eyes grow weaker every time around

I've taken all my chances givin' way to other sounds

Garrison's far from solid ground but closer where I am

Walkin' cold wet steel for Anna Rubyanne, Anna Rubyanne

 

(Chorus)

 

A woman's in a mission with children abreast

But harder times are written down for distance to bend

Garrison fell dead a long ways back when

Walkin' cold wet steel for Anna Rubyanne, Anna Rubyanne

 

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

Anna Rubyanne

Anna Rubyanne

 

 

                                                                                    Malcolm Holcombe

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