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Rosanne Cash - The Killing Fields (Visualizer) ft. John Leventhal

9 Views· 04/04/21
Aryel Narvasa
Aryel Narvasa
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Listen to “The Killing Fields” here: https://RosanneCash.lnk.to/TheKillingFieldsID

A limited-edition 7” vinyl release pairing Rosanne's two singles “Crawl Into The Promised Land” and “The Killing Fields” comes out April 9th with proceeds benefitting the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement. Pre-order the vinyl now before it’s available April 9th here: https://RosanneCash.lnk.to/TheKillingFieldsVinylID

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Lyrics -
You crossed on Brooklyn Ferry
not a boy, but not a man
left behind the Navy Yard
and your father’s mislaid plans
I was at the other ocean
and I could not get away
from the flurry of emergencies every single day
There was cotton on the killing fields it blows down through the years sticks to me just like a burn
fills my eyes and ears
all that came before me
is not everything I am
a girl who settled far too low
on religion and that man
The low ebb of the rocky soil
the high tide of the trees
the dust of men and thunderstorms the parched and rolling sea
he’s running through the killing fields just like a hunted deer
impartial moon, uncaring stars
he falls where no one hears
The blood that runs on cypress trees cannot be washed away
by mothers’ tears and gasoline
and secrets un-betrayed
I know it’s hard to hear these words they sure are hard to say
but listen to the mockingbird
who sings over their graves
The ripple of the life unlived
the ghosts of mice and men
the empty space of one man’s heart and what he might have been
but St. Margaret, she looks over us St. Margaret and her kin
at the far edge of the killing fields she stands there now and then
So goodbye to your Navy Yard goodbye to my sea
a truce between the East and West
and my Southern history
goodbye to the killing fields
I’ll break every single bow
‘Cause all that came before you
and all that came before me
and all that came before us
is not who we are now

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Music video by Rosanne Cash performing The Killing Fields (Visualizer). Blue Note Records; © 2021 Plainsong Recordings, LLC, under exclusive license to Capitol Records, LLC


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