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Well, I found him in pensacola
In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellowed in my hand
Creased and yellowed in my hand

He was squinting and stubbled
And standing in the door
He said, if you've come to take the car away
I don't have it anymore
I don't have it anymore

He got the gospel on the radio
And the gospel on tv
He got all of the transcripts
Back to 1963
Back to 1963

He said I sold my blood for money
There wasn't any pain
But I just can't stand the feeling
It's in someone else's veins
It's in someone else's veins

Momma took me aside
And she tried to change my mind
She said, don't waste your time in looking
There's nothing, nothing left to find
Nothing, nothing left to find

So I left him down in pensacola
In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellowed in my hand
Creased and yellowed in my hand



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  • missmindfreak2010
    missmindfreak2010Nov 27, 2009 at 4:24 am
    Hmm..

    So I know that the man she found in Pensacola is like a preacher who used to sell his blood for money and in turn buying drugs. The only thing I'm wondering is.. is the man her father?
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    colorado5591Mar 11, 2009 at 4:32 am
    (Well, I found him in pensacola
    In a trailer in the sand
    The man from the picture
    Creased and yellowed in my hand) I think it is about, as an adult, finally finding your father who you never knew growing up and the disappointment in the person you found, (Momma took me aside
    And she tried to change my mind
    She said, don't waste your time in looking
    There's nothing left to find)

    I have had this album since it came out and always loved this song but did not realize the meaning until a few weeks ago! WEIRDED OUT!

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