Northland

Lyrics: Brian Lesh
Music: Brian Lesh

Played by Brian Lesh with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in June 2013.

I was born in the northland raising cattle in the rain
Mother tried to help me, but my daddy used the chain
Set a fire to my house, burned that animal to flames
Then I set off to make the world my [?]

Forcing them to call the helpless in a world that no one knows
I can't count the crimes against me when the devil runs the show
Lord the man I killed just lucky was when his life goes slow
And in the end they're all just notches on my blade

I'll be gone in the morning, loaded down with gold
Running far from the memories lying to my soul
Well the last man that I killed prayed to God that I might know
But I don't answer to anyone above me

There's question that comes upon me, out of [monster] ways
Ask me why, and I can't answer, got whiskey on the vein
I think I could have turned out different if I had tried now and again
Blamed my father and my mother and [sure] you too

I'll be gone in the morning, loaded down with gold
Running far from the memories lying to my soul
Well the last man that I killed prayed to God that I might know
But I don't answer to anyone above me

 


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