Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Magnolia Mountain Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
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[Verse 1]
I want to go to Magnolia Mountain
And lay my weary head down
Down on the rocks
On the mountain my savior made

Steady my soul and ease my worry
Hold me when I rattle like a hummingbird hummin'
Tie me to the rocks on the mountain my savior made

[Chorus]
Lie to me
Sing me a song
Sing me a song until the morning comes
If the morning comes, will you lie to me
Will you take me to your bed
Will you lay me down
Till I'm heavy like the rocks on the riverbed
That my savior made
For us

[Verse 2]
I want to be the bluebird singing
Singing to the roses in her yard
The roses in her yard her father grew for her
It's been raining that Tennessee honey
So long I got too heavy to fly
But ain't no bluebird ever get too heavy to sing
[Chorus]
Lie to me
Sing me a song
Sing me a song until the morning comes
And if the morning don't come, will you lie to me
Will you take me to your bed
Will you lay me down
Till I'm heavy like the rocks in the riverbed
That my savior made
For us

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3]
We burned the cotton fields down in the valley
And ended up with nothing but scars
The scars became the lessons that we gave to our children
After the war
But there ain't nothing but the truth up on Magnolia Mountain
Where nobody ever dies
Steady your soul and ease your worry
They got a room for you

[Chorus 2]
Lie to me like I lie to you
Calm me down until the morning comes
And if the morning don't come
Lie to me
Will you take me to your bed
Will you lay me down
All heavy like the rocks in the riverbed
That my savior made
For us
Me
[Outro]
For us
For me
For us
For me

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In Ryan Adams’ vast discography of songwriting gems, Magnolia Mountain goes down as the crown jewel, his magnum opus, as his masterpiece.

The American embarks on a six minute long Civil War epic which delves into soul, heaven, and disaster. A mature and introspective song on a record that is distinctly grown up, which may go down as Adams’ finest work.

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