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Sheryl Crow

Every stop of the way we walk the line
Your days are numbered so are mine
Time is piling up we struggle and we scrape
All boxed in nowhere to escape

The city's just a jungle more games to play
All trapped in the heart of it trying to get away
I was raised in the country been working in the town
I've been in trouble since I set my suitcase down

I got nothing for you had nothing before
Don't even have anything for myself anymore
Sky's full of fire and the rain is pouring down
There's nothing you can sell me, so I'll see you around

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice, reason, or rhyme
There's only one thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long

The devil's in the alley, the mule kicking in the stall
Say anything you want to, I've heard it all
I was thinking about the things that she said
I was dreaming I was sleeping in your bed

Walking through the leaves falling from the trees
Feel like a stranger nobody sees
So many things we never will undo
I know you're sorry, well, I'm sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand, and some won't
Last night I knew you, tonight I don't
I need something strong to distract my mind
I'm gonna look at you 'til my eyes go blind

Well, I got here following the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
There's only one thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well, my ship's been split to splinter - it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison - got no future, got no past
But my heart's not weary - it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for those who have sailed with me

Everybody's moving if they ain't already there
Everybody's gotta move somewhere
Well, stick with me baby, anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now

Well, my clothes are wet, they're tight on my skin
Not tight as the corner I painted myself in
I know that fortune is waiting to be kind
So give me your hand and say you'll be mine

The emptiness is endless - cold as clay
You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way
Well, there's only one thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Yeah, the only thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long
The only thing that I did wrong
I stayed in Mississippi a day too long
Woo!

Written by FOREMAN, JOSEPH
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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