Antebellum Beauty

Oceans and rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams
all will flow north when the southern lady screams.
That Antebellum Beauty, crying for the rain,
all dried up in solitude this darling screams in pain.
No one there to comfort her both Ma and Pa have passed.
Of the people in her world Antebellum Beauty’s last.
So she lies down in the meadow, and dreams away the day.
In her dream a man appears who on his guitar plays, singing

[chorus]
Oh Antebellum Beauty, baby don’t you cry.
Don’t you cry and fret, don’t you be upset,
Antebellum Beauty there’s not a thing that you should sweat.
Just close your eyes, and if you close them tight,
Antebellum Beauty I’ll be with you every night.
Oh Antebellum Beauty, you know I love you so,
and if you close your eyes and if you dream with me,
I will hold you tight and I will never let you go.

But as she wakes up from her slumber, boy is she distraught
The man who came to her in dreams, who so real seems is not
For a hibernating goal Antebellum Beauty reaches
No longer can she hear the hymns that Mother Nature preaches
The world has grown quiet as she wades on through the field
She musters up a courage with Guitar Man as her shield
Flowers and creatures, trees, shrubs, and time
All venture north as the southern lady lies, hearing

[chorus]

Oceans and rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams
all will flow north when the southern lady screams.
Flowers and creatures, trees, shrubs, and time
All venture north as the souther lady lies.

This Antebellum Beauty, only lives when she’s asleep
But the stairway to Heaven is so very very steep.
She swears that she can’t take it for the days have such a length
solitude’s a heavy weight that gives the lonely strength.
But Antebellum Beauty, isolation she can’t bear
Her knees have grown quite weary climbing Heaven stair by stair.
The southern lady is ready, to travel north and stay,
And as she hits the water’s surface she can hear Guitar Man play, singing

[chorus]
Oh Antebellum Beauty (repeated, fade)

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