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nanci griffith – woman of the phoenix lyrics

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(vince bell)

well, i’ve listened to the words you lovers speak
the sounds of the lover’s song
and i’ve dreamed all the dreams a wayward girl dreams
in a thousand places gone
dallas was my late night out
radcliffe’s served to roust me out
and houston lay like cleveland with the color removed
and all i ever wanted
was to wander and be wooed
like a woman of the phoenix
a welcomed waterloo

i’ve seen the sun blaze the breast of the countryside
i’ve seen her huddled in a winter freeze
and i’ve run cross paths of a thousand lives
among the cactus and the white birch trees
avloc ran a waterfront bar
vito, he was the king of thieves
and michael was a rock’n roll hood from the odessa plains
now, all of them were my kind
wild and d-mn near free
but, a woman of the phoenix is the medicine they need