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Dead to the World

This song is by Joe Henry and appears on the album Kindness Of The World (1993).

There's a truck pulling up to the house next door
However, I'm dead to the world,
There's a hat blowing off of your head to the floor
Now I'm dead to the world;
On dirty old Dean Street the power is down
And too cold to dig a good hole in the ground
For the hope that we used to all pass around
I'm dead to the world

I came up a fighter I was quicker than blood
Now I'm dead to the world,
Riding the rails and drunk on the flood
Now I'm dead to the world;
And I had a dream that nobody knew
To laugh with your last breath when you're through
But now nobody knows any better than you
I'm dead to the world

Give me some sugar don't talk so mean
I'm dead to the world
Ain't nobody knows all the glory I've seen
Now I'm dead to the world;
And you loved me best with no promise to keep
And no way to hear what I shouldn't repeat,
My mouth full of gold and no weight on my feet
And dead to the world

The devil may care when you've had enough
Of whatever it is overflowing your cup,
I'll follow you down but I'm not coming up
I'm dead to the world

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