Various Artists - Paradise by Sturgill Simpson lyrics

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Various Artists - Paradise by Sturgill Simpson lyrics

[Verse 1] When I was a child my family would travel In Western Kentucky where my parents were born There's a backwards old town that's often remembered So many times that my memories are worn [Chorus] Daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg county Down by the Green River where paradise lay? I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away [Verse 2] Sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River To the abandoned old prison down by Airdriе Hill Where the air smеlt like snakes, we'd shoot with our pistols Empty pop bottles was all we would kill [Chorus] And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg county Down by the Green River where paradise lay? I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away [Verse 3] Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel And they tortured the timber, stripped all the land Well they dug for their coal 'til the land was forsaken And they wrote it all down as the progress of man [Chorus] And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg county Down by the Green River where paradise lay? I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away [Verse 4] When I die let my ashes float down the Green River Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam 'N I'll be half way to heaven, with Paradise waiting Just five miles away from wherever I am [Chorus] And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg county Down by the Green River where paradise lay? I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away Mr Peabody's coal train has hauled it away