Southern Rains    (1980)

Sometimes my soul gets weary, and my mind begins to wander
And like that ol' train, The Hummingbird, it goes to Alabam'
They say home is where the heart is, and mine is down in Dixie
When you go down to Dixie, you're headin' for higher ground

Southern rains, blowing from the coast of Mississippi
Southern rains, I feel better when those southern waters hit me
I can't dip in the Jordan seven times to ease the pain
But I can pray for help and hope from southern rains

Southern rains, like the sunshine it's a blessin' sent from heaven
Southern rains, they can wash away your cares if you let em
You may not believe my story, and you may say I'm insane
But they're the closest thing to home those southern rains

Homesick is a feeling that a body can't get over
There's no such thing as healing, and it won't go away with time
When we're young we want to get away, when we're old we want to go back
And we spend our lives replacing all the things we leave behind

Southern rains, blowing from the coast of Mississippi
Southern rains, I feel better when those southern waters hit me
I can't dip in the Jordan seven times to ease the pain
But I can pray for help and hope from southern rains

Southern rains, like the sunshine it's a blessin' sent from heaven
Southern rains, they can wash away your cares if you let em
You may not believe my story, and you may say I'm insane
But they're the closest thing to home those southern rains

Southern rains, blowing from the coast of Mississippi
Southern rains, I feel better when those southern waters hit me
I can't dip in the Jordan seven times to ease the pain
But I can pray for help and hope from southern rains

Lyrics by Roger Murrah.
Recorded by Mel Tillis.


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