Kerri Lowe

Kerri Lowe

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Dust Bowl Women

Written By: Kerri Lowe

I'm sitting here wishing
I was one of those
Dust Bowl Women
Who look on the land without hope
Who were born in a world
That don't owe them nothing
And who breathe with dirt in their throats

Cause you can't feel loss for what you never had
And you can't miss color when you only know drab
I will scratch your skin, but I won't sink the blade
It's not that I'm afraid to I'm just so ashamed

Would it be so bad
To lose my grace?
Demolish your pride
Skip the embrace
But my skin turns to romance
The music it swells
And I'd waste all my dignity just to be held

But in my dreams when you held me
You balanced my life
One pill to save me
The other to die
And I told you that dream
You said you'd never lie
And I guess that was honest
But it doesn't seem right
You never loved me
And you ain't by my side

I'm sitting here wishing
I was one of those
Dust Bowl Women
So hardened that tears never fall
I wish I was iron
But my flesh feels so soft
My gains never have quite covered my costs

And you can't feel loss for what you never had
And you can't miss color when you only know drab
I will scratch your skin, but I won't sink the blade
It's not that I'm afraid to, I'm just so ashamed.

Weight of the World

Written By: Kerri Lowe

Under the bridge on my way to freedom
I dropped all my bags for awhile
I left them behind, stepped into the sunlight
As an old man gave me a smile.
I’m sure he assumed that his warmth went unnoticed
But it kept me going for days.
It’s not just a phase. I must wear down this cage.

Children hold hands on the streets of the city
I watch from the top of my stoop.
Their T-shirts are matching, a few of ‘em laughing,
And I must admit that it’s cute.
Two minutes go by and another group passes,
Men in identical suits.
We travel in groups. Like uniformed troops.


I know you need me to give you some comfort
But I never could reassure.
I can celebrate or commiserate
But please don’t ask me for more.

It’s not that I don’t want you to feel better
But I can’t be your support.
I’ve tried building forts, but I come up too short.


And I can’t pretend that I get lots of visions,
I haven’t heard Gabriel’s call.
My flesh it connects to my constant revisions,
Indecision clouding it all.
And if I could look to the future I’d tell you a lie,
I’d say we never fall.
But we fall. My eyes say it all.


The Weight of the World sits on everyone’s shoulders,
Some people they take on the blame.
They cry out I’m sorry, I’m worthless, Forgive me,
Suck sympathy in with their shame.
And then there are those who silently suffer
And those who whisper their grief.
Most talk is cheap. It’s my blessing to sing.