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Mark Erelli – Dear Magnolia lyrics
(Chris Moore & John Mcgann)

Dear Magnolia, I lend you my ear
Whisper your stories and secrets hidden here
Of a South that rose, of a South that fell
Your days of glory, your days of hell

We'll weep together, praise to the Lord
Raise up our voices and lay down our swords
To the souls we've lost, to the souls we've found
Though they never stop asking us
Did you really have to take us down

Heavy-headed blossoms
Fragrant as they fall
I have wandered through the door
Of everything you stand for
Heavy-headed blossoms
Gracefully reveal
That which I had always felt was missing
Like the rolling dreams of a wagonless wheel

Your sweet survival has given rise
Unto your wisdom and yet you realize
Though your arms are long, and your reach is wide
Within your deepest scars
There are some snakes still hiding

So Dear Magnolia, I pledge my return
To the hills between us on which still fires burn
There we'll stand our ground 'til the moon above
Comes shining through the smoke
In the name of love

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    In "Dear Magnolia" there lies the story of one man's embracing his connection to the South. The lyrics brush upon the times before and after the Civil War, the hard changes and long road to the South recreating itself, it's history (and present) civil rights abuses but above all the strength and spirit of the South to survive. It is a ballad of love, recovery, not just of the South, but of a man accepting and loving his connection. It is his pledge to withstand the troubles until "the moon above comes shining through the smoke in the name of love."
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