Rotten Peaches

 
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We’ve moved on six miles from where  
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we were yesterday
 
And  
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yesterday is but a  
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long long ways away
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So we’ll camp  
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out tonight  
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beneath the  
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bright 
 
starlight
 
And  
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forget rotten peaches and the  
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places we’ve  
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stayed  
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Dsus4 
 
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I left from the dockland  
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two years ago now
 
Made my  
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way over on the S.S. Ma
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rie
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And I’ve  
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always had  
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trouble 
 
 
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wherever I’ve se
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ttled
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Rotten peaches are  
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all that I  
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see
 
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Rotten peaches  
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rotting in the  
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sun
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Seems I’ve seen that devil  
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fruit since the world  
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begun
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Mercy I’m a c
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riminal, 
 
 
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Jesus I’m the o
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ne
 
Rotten p
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eaches 
 
 
G 
rotting in the  
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sun

There ain’t no green grass in a U.S. state prison

There is no one to hold when you’re sick for your wife
And each day out you’ll pick, you’ll pick rotten peaches
You’ll pick rotten peaches for the rest of your life

Oh I’ve had me my fill of cocaine and pills

For I lie in the light of the Lord
And my home is ten thousand, ten thousand miles away
And I guess I won’t see it no more

 
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