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BUS TO BATON ROUGE
Lucinda Williams


I had to go back to that house one more time

To see if the camellias were in bloom

For so many reasons its been on my mind

The house on Belmont Avenue


Built up on cinderblocks off the ground

What with the rain and the soft swampy land

By the sweet honeysuckle that grew all around

Were switches when we were bad


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I took a bus to Baton Rouge

I took a bus to Baton Rouge


All the front rooms were kept closed off

I never liked to go in there much

Sometimes the doors they'd be locked 'cause

There were precious things that I couldn't touch


The company couch covered in plastic

Little books about being sved

The dining room table nobody ate at

The piano nobody played


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I took a bus to Baton Rouge

I took a bus to Baton Rouge


There was this beautiful lamp I always loved

A seashore was painted on the shade

It would turn around when you switched on the bulb

And gently rock the waves


The driveway was covered with

Tiny white seashells

A fig tree stood in the backyard

There are other things I remember as well

But to tell them would just be too hard


Ghosts in the wind that blow through my life

Follow me wherever I go

I'll never be free from these chains inside

Hiddep deep down in my soul


Refrain:

I took a bus to Baton Rouge

I took a bus to Baton Rouge


LUCINDA WILLIAMS

Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and alt-country songwriter and singer. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.

Williams has garnered considerable critical acclaim but her commercial success has been moderate. She has a reputation as a perfectionist and as a slow worker when it comes to recording; six years passed between the release of her second and third albums. ... Read More