Friday, August 24, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show Perform "Levi"

    Born upon the Blue ridge, at the Carolina line
    Baptized on the banks of the New River
    Brought upon bluegrass and clear moonshine
    And tough as iron but a heart soft as leather
    Levi, lord, lord, lord, they shot him down
    10 000 miles from a southern town
    Oh, Levi,

    Like a fire on a mountain, running wild with no states
    Playing nights at the golden horse shoe
    And Indian raids
    Now it's parachutes and combat boots
    And camouflaged airplanes
    And a country boy who don't belong
    In the desert anyways
    Levi, lord, lord, lord, they shot him down
    10 000 miles from a southern town
    Oh, Levi,

    Well the sandbox sure gets lonesome
    And it's 109 degrees
    Singing carry my back to Virginia
    Lord I'm down here on my knees
    In the market square while the bells were ringing
    Loud to fill the air
    Levi gazed his eyes out, through the rocket glare
    Beyond the desert and the ocean
    To the furthest fields at home
    And when the bullets pierced his body
    He was already gone

    Levi, lord, lord, lord, they shot him down
    10 000 miles from a southern town
    Oh, Levi, lord, lord, lord, they shot him down
    Oh, Levi, oh Levi.
Click on this link to learn how "[o]ne of [OCMS's] fans was Leevi Barnard, a U.S. Army lieutenant who died in the Iraq War in 2009 — and whose life became the inspiration for a brand-new song, 'Levi'" — Old Crow Medicine Show: Something Borrowed.

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