Turkey Creek

from Come and Gone by Jody Blackwell

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Turkey Creek

for Hoyt

Head down to Union
and where the highway bends, follow Route 9
Pass through the mill town
the old plant is shuttered now
with green kudzu vines

Don’t know how long I’ll be gone
I’ve got some thinking to do
Soon as these two lanes turn to one
I’ll be heading down to

Turkey Creek, just want to walk in your sun
When I can’t disguise
how I wish things had gone
how I wanted something more

But I’ve got no destination
you’ve got nothing but time
So I’ll sit and savor your patient morning til I’m gone

Stay through the sunset
even though I get a little bit scared
Black as molasses, can’t shake the sense that something is there

Or is it those same voices
that dog me everywhere
My mind’s more restless by far
than any spirit in the dark at

Turkey Creek, just want to walk in
your sun
When I can’t disguise
how I wish things had gone
how I wanted something more

But I’m not looking for answers
I don’t long for a sign
Just to listen to your indifferent
song of cedar and pine

Give me sky
Give me time to uncoil
all the vines in my head
have taken hold

Put your ground of red clay
under my feet
bring me down, bring me down
to Turkey Creek

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from Come and Gone, released May 1, 2011
Jody Blackwell – acoustic guitars, vocals, backing vocals
Duke Levine - electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin
Ken Clark - Hammond B-3
Joe McMahon – bass
Steve Chaggaris - drums, percussion
Andy Santospago - backing vocals

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Jody Blackwell Boston, Massachusetts

Born into a musical family in South Carolina, Jody began her career playing her jazz-inflected songs in the subways and coffeehouses around Cambridge, MA, recording her first solo EP Volcano in 1996. Branching into pop, jazz and blues over the years, her fifth and latest album, Wilderness, is a groove filled R&B-inspired collection of tunes exploring the jungle of human connections in the city. ... more

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