Battle Creek

from TROUBLE I WROUGHT by Bobtown

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What if you can’t take this job and shove it? A factory holler.

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BATTLE CREEK

Up in the morning, 'fore the break of dawn
We'll be a-working 'til the day is gone
Engines are humming…We make our pay
But we never see the light of day

Don't lay me down in Battle Creek
Don't lay me down in Battle Creek
Before the Lord come and take my soul to keep
Carry me back to my home

I worked the fields, I pulled the plow
Ain't no crops a-growing now
I left the farm for the factory
And now this town'll be the death of me

Don't lay me down (lay me down) in Battle Creek
Don't lay me down (lay me down) in Battle Creek
Before the Lord (Lord) come and take my soul to keep
Carry me back to my home

These dirty streets are paved with sin
Oh, you don't know the shape i'm in
An empty bottle, an early grave
Not much left of my soul to save

I left the fields to make my name
I have only myself to blame
Before I die, just let me see
The sun shining down on me

Tell my mother I'm sorry
Tell my lover I'm sorry
Don't tell my daddy nothin'
And please (please), please (please), please

Don't lay me down (lay me down) in Battle Creek
Don't lay me down (lay me down) in Battle Creek
Before the Lord (Lord come and take my soul to keep)
Carry me back to my home
Carry me back to my home

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from TROUBLE I WROUGHT, released August 6, 2012

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