Iris DeMent Acres of Corn Lyrics

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When I was a child, I spoke as a child
Now I'm a grown woman but my thoughts are still wild
I thought I'd seen London or maybe Paris
but I'm starin' at cornfields and they're starin' at me

But dreams are just things that keep in a jar
You bury your dreams or you wish on a star
for an ocean line ticket back to where you were born
Away from these hard times and the acres of corn

Every now and again I take a small drink
from the blackberry brandy hidden under the sink
And I pull out that steam trunk and put on my gown
and I waltz through these cornfields 'til I fall to the ground

But dreams are just things that you keep in a trunk
'til the men are out workin' or you've gone a bit drunk
Then you unlock your dreams, but they're tattered and worn
So you stare out the window at the acres of corn

Dreams are just things that keep in a jar
You bury your dreams or you wish on a star
for an ocean line ticket back to where you were born
Away from these hard times and the acres of corn

When I was a child, I spoke as a child
Now I'm a grown woman but my thoughts are still wild
The Man From God Knows Where Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Man From God Knows Where
  • 2 Wayfarin' Stranger
  • 3 Patrick Russell
  • 4 Mary Clare Malloy (American Wake)
  • 5 The Outcaste
  • 6 Ambrose Larsen
  • 7 The Dreamin'
  • 8 The Old Northern Shore
  • 9 The Man From God...
  • 10 Anna Olsen
  • 11 Rider on an Orphan Train
  • 12 Acres of Corn
  • 13 The Man From God...
  • 14 Sitting Bull in Venice
  • 15 The Old Rugged Cross
  • 16 Anna Olsen's Letter Home
  • 17 Eg er framand
  • 18 When Irish Girls Grow Up
  • 19 Casey Jones
  • 20 Chickasaw County Jail
  • 21 Wayfarin' Stranger (Passage of Time)
  • 22 Throwin' Horseshoes at the Moon
  • 23 The Man From God...
  • 24 The Outcaste (revisited)
  • 25 Wayfarin' Stranger (revisited)
  • 26 Love Abides
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