Stranger in Dixie

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Dedicated to my sister Kate, who spent the rest of her days in tiny Dahlonega, GA. No one was loved more or is missed more than you, Kate.

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The snow is fallin' like teardrops tonight
the temperature has dropped off the chart
And I picture a Tennessee moon as bright
as the glow of a soft, Southern heart

And now this Greyhound is taking me there
to a place somewhere south of the Jersey state line

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July

A life so full of mistakes and pride
I've never been able to shed
Tonight I'm going to leave it behind
and start looking forward instead

And now I've packed up and said my goodbyes
As these storm clouds head north
I'll pass 'em on by

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July

I dreamt about glories past
and summer days dying off too fast
I always knew I'd come here last
so I could be buried under bluegrass

And now this Greyhound is taking me there
to a place somewhere south of the Jersey state line

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July
somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July

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from Exodus Minneapolis, released February 11, 2011

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