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RETURN OF THE GRIEVOUS ANGEL
Gram Parsons


Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich

And welcome me back to town

Come out on your porch or I'll step into your parlour

And I'll show you how it all went down

Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels

And a good saloon in every single town


And I remember something you once told me

And I'll be damned if it did not come true

Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down

And they all lead me straight back home to you



'Cause I headed West to grow up with the country

Across those prairies with the waves of grain

And I saw my devil, and I saw my deep blue sea

And I thought about a calico bonnet from Cheyenne to Tennesee


We flew straight across that river bridge, last night half past two

The switchman wave his lantern goodbye and good day as we went roling through

Billboards and truckstops pass by the grievous angel

And now I know just what I have to do


And the man on the radio won't leave me alone

He wants to take my money for something that I've never been shown

And I saw my devil, and I saw my deep blue see

And I thought about a calico bonnet from Cheyenne to Tennesee


The news I could bring I met up with the king

On his head an amphetamine crown

He talked about unbuckling that old bible belt

And lighted out for some desert town

Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels

And a good saloon in every single town


And I remember something you once told me

And I'll be damned if it did not come true

Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down

And they all lead me straight back home to you

Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down

And they all lead me straight back home to you


GRAM PARSONS

Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist born Ingram Cecil Connor, III. A solo artist as well as a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he is best known for a series of recordings which anticipate the country rock of the 1970s and the alt-country movement that began in the 80s. Parsons was a close friend of Keith Richards and is also credited for turning the Rolling Stones onto country music in their 'Let it Bleed'-era. ... Read More