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​Lay Of The Land (Took Me As I Am)

This song is by Bill Mallonee and appears on the album WPA Vol. 12 Songs For The Journey & Beyond (2012).

It ain't nothing like Carolina
Not a bit like Tennessee
Now, I'm a million miles away
From folks who care for me

They knew for the fool I was
And still didn't give a damn
They loved me... ah, well, just because
They took me as I am

I always listened to what momma said
About the wolf being at the door
And daddy? He drenched the land with sweat
Sometimes I think he didn't know what for

And my path took me to travelin'
With a guitar from coast to coast
It's too easy to forget
The ones who loved you the most
Now the folks in Carolina
And those good ones o'er in Tennessee
You might say they got all the goods
...And the lowdown on me

They knew for the fool I was
And still didn't give a damn
They loved me... ah, well, just because
They took me as I am

I remember Sunday school and Jesus on the wall
A picture of His sacred heart... full of love for all.

CreditsEdit

  • Written by Bill Mallonee