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The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow lyrics

I'm a dead man walking here
But that's the least of all my fears
Ooh, underneath the water

It's not Alabama clay
That gives my trembling hands away
Please forgive me father

Ain't going back to Barton Hollow
Devil gonna follow me e'er I go
Won't do me no good washing in the river
Can't no preacher man save my soul

Did that full moon force my hand?
Or that un marked hundred grand?
Ooh, underneath the water
Please forgive me father

Miles and miles in my bare feet
Still can't lay me down to sleep
If I die before I wake
I know the Lord my soul won't take

I'm a dead man walking
I'm a dead man walking

Keep walking and running and running for miles
Keep walking and running and running for miles
Keep walking and running and running for miles

Ain't going back to Barton Hollow
Devil gonna follow me e'er I go
Won't do me no good washing in the river
Can't no preacher man save my soul



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    The way I see things, he commited a crime by drowning someone to death ("ohh ", underneath the water; did that full moon force my hand") and he ran away from barton hallow. He is also saying that the lord won't take him, meaning he won't be getting into heaven because he have onviously commited a crime ("i know the lord my soul won't take") and so he is doomed ("devil gonna follow me e'er i go") and he will never see himself free from his own sins.
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