I Must Have Been Dead

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I must've been dead at least three days
Before my sister and my mother came to take me away
They brought me to the river and they washed my face
And then they led me through the deep cool water to wade

Steam rising up
From the morning dew
I'm gonna wade in the water
I'm gonna drown these blues

I've got to shed this skin
Wash away the mask I've been living in
I'd love to come clean but I won't say where I've been

You know what they say perhaps it's true
You take one step up and go down two
So many ways to make it through
But only one way back to get to you

I'm gonna wade in the water
I'm gonna drown these blues

Eyes rolling back in my head
The robes of my disguise weighing down like lead
I don't intend to die before I make my dying bed

And my blood is bled
And the river runs red
And the serpent is fed
With the poison
Of forbidden fruit
Remove this venom noose
Cut this devil loose
I'm wading in the water
Gonna drown these blues

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from Trickster In Exile, track released June 21, 2015

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