Lucinda Williams

Baby, see how I been living

Velvet curtains on the windows too

Keep the bright and unforgiving

Light from shining through

Baby, I remember all the things we did

When we slept together

In the blue behind your eyelids

Baby, sweet baby

Traced your scent through the gloom

'Til I found these purple flowers

I was spent, I was soon smelling you for hours

Lavender, lotus blossoms too

Water the dirt, flowers last for you

Baby, sweet baby

Tangerines and persimmons

And sugarcane

Grapes and honeydew melon

Enough fit for a queen

Lemon trees don't make a sound

'Til branches bend and fruit falls to the ground

Baby, sweet baby

Come to my world and witness

The way things have changed

'Cause I finally did it, baby

I got out of La Grange

Got in my Mercury and drove out west

Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test

Baby, sweet baby

I been tryin' to enjoy all the fruits of my labor

I been cryin' for you boy but truth is my savior

Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same

Take the glory any day over the fame

Baby, sweet baby


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