Southern Ground

Track Listing

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    1. Toes (Live from Bonnaroo)

    I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
    Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
    Life is good today. Life is good today.

    Well, the plane touched down just about 3 o'clock
    And the city's still on my mind
    Bikinis and palm trees danced in my head
    I was still in the baggage line
    Concrete and cars
    Are their own prison bars
    Like this life I'm living in
    But the plane brought me farther.
    I'm surrounded by water
    And I'm not going back again

    I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
    Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
    Life is good today. Life is good today.

    Adios and vaya con dios
    Yeah, I'm leaving GA
    And if it weren't for tequila and pretty senoritas
    I'd have no reason to stay
    Adios and vaya con dios
    Yeah, I'm leaving GA
    Gonna lay in the hot sun and roll a big fat one
    And grab my guitar and play

    Four days flew by
    Like a drunk Friday night
    As the summer drew to an end
    They can't believe
    That I just couldn't leave
    And I bid adieu to my friends
    Because my bartender -- she's from the islands
    Her body's been kissed by the sun
    And coconut replaces the smell of the bar
    And I don't know if it's her or the rum

    I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
    Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
    Life is good today. Life is good today.

    Adios and vaya con dios
    A long way from GA
    Yeah, and all the muchachas -- they call me "big poppa" when I throw pesos their way
    Adios and vaya con dios
    A long way from GA
    Someone do me a favor and pour me some Jaeger
    [Another version: "Hey, boss, do me a favor and pass me the Jaeger"]
    And I'll grab my guitar and play

    Adios and vaya con dios
    Going home now to stay
    The senoritas don't care-o when there's no dinero
    [Another version: "'Cause senoritas don't care-o when there's no dinero"]
    I got no money to stay
    [Another version: "You got no money to stay"]
    Adios and vaya con dios
    Going home now to stay
    Just gonna drive up by the lake
    [Another version: "I'm just gonna kick it on the lake"]

    I put my ass in a lawn chair, toes in the clay
    [Another version: "With my ass in a lawn chair, toes in the clay"]
    Not a worry in the world, a PBR on the way
    Life is good today. Life is good today.
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    2. Free/Into the Mystic (Live from Bonnaroo)

    [Violin playing]

    So we live in our old van
    Travel all across this land
    Me and you

    We'll end up hand in hand
    Somewhere down on the sand
    Just me and you

    Just as free
    Free as we'll ever be
    Just as free
    Free as we'll ever be

    We drive until the city lights
    Dissolve into a country sky
    Just me and you

    Lay underneath the harvest moon
    Do all the things that lovers do
    Just me and you

    Just as free
    Free as we'll ever be
    Just as free
    Free as we'll ever be
    Ever be

    No we don't have a lot of money
    No we don't have a lot of money
    No we don't have a lot of money
    All we need is love

    We're free as we'll ever be
    Just as free
    Free as we'll ever be
    Ever be

    So we live in our old van
    Travel all across this land
    Me and you

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    3. The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Live from Bonnaroo)

    The Devil went down to Georgia. He was lookin' for a soul to steal.
    He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind. He was willing to make a deal
    When he came across this young man sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot.
    And the Devil jumped upon a hickory stump and said "Boy, let me tell you what."

    "I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player, too.
    And if you'd care to take a dare I'll make a bet with you.
    Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the Devil his due.
    I'll bet a fiddle of gold against your soul 'cause I think I'm better than you."

    The boy said, "My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin,
    But I'll take your bet; and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best there's ever been."

    Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard.
    'Cause Hell's broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards.
    And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
    But if you lose the devil gets your soul.

    The Devil opened up his case and he said, "I'll start this show."
    And fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow.
    And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss.
    And a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this.

    When the Devil finished, Johnny said, "Well, you're pretty good ol' son,
    But sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it's done."

    "Fire on the Mountain." Run, boys, run!
    The Devil's in the house of the rising sun;
    Chicken's in the bread pan picking out dough.
    Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no.

    The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat.
    And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet.
    Johnny said, "Devil, just come on back if you ever wanna try again,
    'Cause I've told you once--you son of a bitch--I'm the best there's ever been."
    And he played:

    "Fire on the Mountain." Run, boys, run!
    The Devil's in the house of the rising sun;
    Chicken's in the bread pan picking out dough.
    Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no.

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    4. Who Knows (Live from Bonnaroo)

    Whooooooooooa whooooooa whooooa who knows

    When I was a baby child
    My daddy said to me
    Many mountains we must climb
    Before we'll be free
    But he never told me
    About the bruises on my knees
    How they would be the map that leads him where we need to be
    And oh that storm came down
    Forty days, forty nights

    Who knows
    What the thunder and lightning will bring
    Maybe the storm will cover my dreams
    Maybe the sun will shine no more
    Who knows
    Which way the wind is blowing
    And when we look back on these things
    We won't cry no more

    Whoooooooooa whooooooa whooooa who knows

    Wandering blindly
    Searching for the truth
    And anchored to a solid rock
    That we could hold on to
    But there's no tomorrow
    Not for everyone
    Who will hear your last harsh words
    When your time on earth is gone
    Ooooh that storm came down
    Forty days, forty nights

    Who knows
    What the thunder and lightning will bring
    Maybe the storm will cover my dreams
    Maybe the sun will shine no more
    Who knows
    Which way the wind is blowing
    And when we look back on these things
    We won't cry no more

    Whoa tilt the lamp now
    Don't let the wind blow it out
    Oh guide the light child
    Cause one day it's gonna shine
    Sing up till the darkness it is lifted
    Sing up till the darkness it is lifted

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    5. Who Knows (Live from Bonnaroo) (Video)

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