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Jason Isbell

03 Feb

My son, Cory, gave me a copy of Southeastern by Jason Isbell.  Jason was once a member of the Drive-By Truckers.  He suffered from drug and alcohol abuse.  He left the band.  Went through a rehab program, and got married (he was married by Todd Snider).  He started a solo career.  This song, “Cover Me Up”, is fabulous.  Please listen — I hope you like.  Thanks, Cory.

“Cover Me Up”

A heart on the run
Keeps a hand on a gun
It can’t trust anyone

I was so sure
What I needed was more
Tried to shoot out the sun

In days when we raged
We flew off the page
Such damage was done

But I made it through
‘Cause somebody knew
I was meant for someone

So girl leave your boots by the bed/we ain’t leavin’ this room
Til someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
It’s cold in this house and I ain’t goin’ out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you’re enough to use me for good

Put your faith to the test
When I tore off your dress
In Richmond all high

I sobered up
And I swore that stuff
Forever this time

In the old lover’s scene
I thought it’d be me
Who helped him get home

But home was dream
One that I’d never seen
Til you came along

So girl hang your dress up to dry/we ain’t leavin’ this room
Til Percy Priest breaks open wide and the river runs through
Carries this house on the stones like a piece of drift wood

Cover me up and know you’re enough to use me for good

So girl leave your boots by the bed/we ain’t leavin’ this room
Til someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
It’s cold in this house and I ain’t goin’ out to chop wood

So cover me up and know you’re enough to use me for good
Cover me up and know you’re enough to use me for good

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