Tom Waits: Georgia Lee

GEORGIA LEE
/Tom Waits/

Cold was the night
And hard was the ground
They found her in a small grove of trees
And lonesome was the place
Where Georgia was found
She's too young to be out
On the street

[Chorus:]
Why wasn't God watching?
Why wasn't God listening?
Why wasn't God there for
Georgia Lee?

Ida said she couldn't keep Georgia
From dropping out of school
I was doing the best that I could
But she just kept runnin' away from this world
These children are so hard to raise good

[Chorus]

Close your eyes and count to ten
And I will go and hide but then
Be sure to find me, I want you to find me
And we'll play all over
We will play all over
We will play all over again

There's a toad in the witch grass
There's a crow in the corn
Wild flowers on a cross by the road
And somewhere a baby is crying
For her mom
As the hills turn from green back
To gold

[Chorus] [2x]


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