ARMADILLO / Olivier Jouin

ARMADILLO / Olivier Jouin

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

Prairie Boy Blues

Written By: Olivier Jouin

There ain’t no time in these lands of plenty
To spend on the tears of a mother cryin’
For her soldier boy who’d just turned twenty
He died for the Country and all of this is fine…

All she’s got left from him is a lonesome prairie
Where the grass used to be greener in the past
And the wide and happy smile he would be giving
From the nursery school’s playground, when she’d pick him up at last

And the blue wind blows on the prairie
Where Jimmy used to play and run
And from the graveyard on the prairie
Comes the sound of a battle drum

All across the land goes the mere shadow of Jimmy’s father
All alone he goes on this land he once adored
He used to teach his son the sense of duty
Now he quit shining up the blade of his old army sword

And who still cares for the seasons at Jimmy’s ?
Summer spring fall winter, what the hell ?
Life is now a dark endless valley
‘Till we all can hear the final bell

And the blue wind blows on the prairie
Where Jimmy used to play and run
And from the graveyard on the prairie
Comes the sound of a battle drum

Po’ Jimmy died far away from his folks
Far away from the God he thaught was around
No longer will he tell these funny jokes
No longer will he watch us havin’ fun

No longer will Jimmy hug his brother
No longer will he love the prairie belles
No longer will Jimmy feel the glory
And the pride of watchin’ sunsets comin’ down

And the blue wind blows on the prairie
Where Jimmy used to play and run
And from the graveyard on the prairie
Comes the sound of a kettle drum