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  1. Odessa

From the recording Church Of The Falling Rain


Ten years is a long timeTen years is the blink of an eyeThree chords and a million milesWith a dream that just won't dieI remember the oil rigs churnin'Saw the world from a back porch swingBy the light of the gas fires burnin'Daddy'd say, "You oughtta hear my little girl sing"OdessaUnderneath the Texas skyOdessaDo you hear me when I cry?Playin' to the radio hour by hourGuitar too big and hands too smallSpent a whole summer pickin' Wildwood FlowerMother Maybelle, she was ten feet tallKids in school used to whisper out loud"Do you see that girl over there?Poor little fool's got her head in the cloudsYeah, she thinks she's goin' somewhere"I don't care about fame and fortuneCamera in your face and a dollar in the bankI want to go runnin' through the fieldsDrinkin' hot water from a railway tankHotel rooms and smoke-filled barsNo, this ain't no back porch swingI want to go home but I've come too farDaddy, you oughtta hear your little girl sing