Silver City Lyrics - Ely Joe

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One day I went and left my home out in the West
Said I was headed for the Silver City
All along the line I was dreaming all the time
Dreaming of the shining Silver City

I kissed my love goodbye, said "Honey don't you cry"
For I'm going to the Silver City
If you could read my mind you'd know that I'll be fine
Soon as I do my time in the Silver City

Two weeks and a day I slowly made my way
To the gates of the Silver City
Finally one night I saw the flaming lights
I had made it to the Silver City

I honestly believed that I would be received
With the golden key to the Silver City
But my first night on the town, bandits knocked me down
They welcomed me to the Silver City

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Musta been a freak mistake I said as I did wake
In the gutter of the Silver City
With a throbbing head I begged for my bread
Half-smiling as I bled in the Silver City

Oh, how can there ever be such misery in the streets
How can it ever be in the Silver City?
But soon enough I saw how easy it was to fall
And not be seen at all in the Silver City

Got caught for a crime I done; Policeman said "Son."
"Don't you try to run in the Silver City"
He locked me in his jail. No one to go my bail.
Oh when can I sail away fron the Silver City?

Now the moon crys through the bars; my love shines in the stars
I'm glad that she is far from the Silver City
If she could read my mind she'd know that I'll be fine
Soon as I do my time in the Silver City
(Judge said five to nine in the Silver City)







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------ 09/17/2014

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