Burn and Shine

BURN AND SHINE

 

Never had enough to be the favorite son
And so I never had enough to disappoint no one
Everything I ever done never came to much
Maybe then I could have said that I was just washed up

My brother was a soldier he was straight and true
Momma said he was a member of the chosen few
But I guess he never felt he ever got his due
He wrote a note and put a rope around his neck last June

Let them burn and shine, Let them burn and shine
Let that last long dance be just yours and mine
Let them spin their wheels, turn their pages
Break their knives on the rock of ages
Baby we’ll be fine
Let them burn
Burn and shine

Well no one ever whistled when you walked by
Because you never caught the corner of the public eye
When you left town you got one goodbye
From the sign at the Frederick county line

Your sister was a looker she was tall and wild
She had a star-crossed lover on a moonlit mile
Then she met a politician and she had his child
It takes the bottom of a bottle just to make her smile

Let them burn and shine, Let them burn and shine
Let that last long dance be just yours and mine
Let them spin their wheels, turn their pages
Break their knives on the rock of ages
Baby we’ll be fine
Let them burn
Burn and shine

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