SUGARLAND

Studio version 2


One, two, one

Grain's in the field covered with tarp
Can't get a price to see my way clear
I'm sitting down at the Sugarland bar
Just might as well bury my body right here

Tractors and combines out in the cold
Sheds piled high with the wheat we ain't sold
Silos filled with last year's crop
Well, if something don't break, hey, we'll all gonna drop

Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop

Wife's got another coming in July
Ma's laying on the bed, all she does is cry, cry, cry
"Tommy, oh, Tommy, I'm so alone,
Tommy, oh, Tommy, we gotta go home"

Pa don't say nothing except when it rains
He sits by the window listening to the sound of passing trains
Roaring out of the night carrying an empty load
We got a whole lot of grain that ain't got nowhere to go

Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop

Well, if drifting prices don't get no higher
I'll fill the duster with gas and set these fields on fire
Sit up on the ridge where the condor fly
And watch the flames rise up against the Sugarland sky

Come on, baby, read me my story
You know ??? don't leave me with nothing but boredom
We'll make love in the field till the four winds blow
Say bye bye, baby, It'll be gone, gone, gone

Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, bop, baby, bop, bop
Baby, bop, baby, bop, ah
ha ha ha
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo
Whoa-hoo-hoo
Whoa-hoo-hoo


Info

The above lyrics are for a rockabilly version of SUGARLAND, recorded sometime between mid-January and mid-February 1983 at Thrill Hill West, Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA. This version has synthesizer applied to it and features and extra verse, "Come on, baby, read me my story..." Two slightly different mixes were released on The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love) [track 05] bootleg. See the studio version 1 for more details.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 16 (Labour Of Love)

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Available Versions

List of available versions of SUGARLAND on this website:

SUGARLAND [Studio version 1]
SUGARLAND [Studio version 2]
SUGARLAND [Studio version 3]
SUGARLAND [Studio version 4]
SUGARLAND [Studio version 5]
SUGARLAND [Live 16 Nov 1984 version]
SUGARLAND [Live 18 Nov 1984 version]

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