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​Opelousas (Sweet Relief)

This song is by Maria McKee and appears on the Tribute Album Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993) by various artists.

This song is a cover of "Opelousas" by ​Victoria Williams.
Original video
She's cruising the streets
Making damn sure she don't run into that old man
Around him she hardly ever speaks
She slips into an old retreat

I saw her strutting in a dress
That was lucky last week
Keeping an eye out for a shady
Who's holding something sweet
Some sweet relief

Some find it in a bathtub
Or a back rub
The clothes they wear or just in the air
In the food they eat, it's something sweet
Some sweet relief

Now Opelousas is a dim-lit town by night
But the people down there
They sure know how to live right
Why, they dance by the moon
They give a party for a fight
They got that look in their eyes says
They're holding something sweet
Some sweet relief

It's in a handshake or a lucky break
In a bottle of wine or just losing some time
It's in the road you meet, oh
It's something sweet
Some sweet relief

Now you tell me you got some
I hope that's true
But you want some assurance
You'll never be blue

It's in a boat ride
On the holy side
It's at the five and ten
It's everywhere you've ever been
It's in the very words you speak
It's something sweet
Some sweet relief

Written by:

Victoria Williams