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Gulf Coast Highway
Original Artist: Nanci Griffith

Gulf coast highway... he worked the rails
He worked the rice fields
With their cool dark wells
He worked the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico
The only thing we've ever owned
Is this old house here by the road
And when he dies he says he'll catch some blackbird's wings
And he will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet bluebonnet spring

She walked through springtime... when I was home
The days were sweet
The nights were warm
The seasons change, the jobs would come... the flowers fade
This old house felt so alone
When the work took me away
And when she dies she says she'll catch some blackbird's wings
And she will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet bluebonnet spring

Highway 90... the jobs are gone
We tend our garden, we set the sun
This is the only place on earth bluebonnets grow
And once a year they come and go
At this old house here by the road

When we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wings
And we will fly away to heaven
Come some sweet bluebonnet spring

And when we die we say we'll catch some blackbird's wings
And we will fly away together
Come some sweet bluebonnet spring