Bring Down the Lamp

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Judge put me up without parole
Asked for mercy on my soul
He don’t scare me none you see
Jailers wife’s got eyes for me

I gotta say, I gotta say
I seen you walking that-a-way
Don’t come too close, oh never mind
I’m not the kind, I’m not the kind

You’ve got a man made out of lies
You said he steals; God knows he tries
He’s not the one to keep you warm
He’ll leave you out there in the storm

I gotta say, I gotta say
He’ll leave you low and run away
He’s got your gun; you’ve got mine too
He’s not alone when I’m with you

Bring down the lamp (bring down the lamp)
I’ll never leave (I’ll never leave)
I’ll cut me down to make you see
I’m not the kind to hang around
Don’t care to hear your dying sound

I gotta say, I gotta say
That ain’t the road; this ain’t the way
Now I don’t mind just where you been
You let me out, I’ll let you in

Bring down the lamp (bring down the lamp)
I’ll never die (I’ll never die)
Leave out the back; I’ll wait inside
We’ll never see his face again
We don’t belong with those kind of men

I gotta say, I gotta say
You’ve gotta run the other way
You got it right, love’s always wrong
Go out and live where you belong

I gotta say, I gotta say
You’ll see the flames a mile away
Brought down the lamp against his mind
You like me now? Lord, I don’t mind


from Prichard Harter, released February 25, 2017



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Prichard Harter Chicago, Illinois

Prichard Harter is a progressive Bluegrass/Americana band based in Chicagoland. Prichard Harter's inimitable style stems from the song writing team of mandolin player Cheyne Heaton and guitarist Matt Augustine. The duo's diverse writing styles lend a captivating dynamic to their compositions, which are filled out by bassist Jake Carmany and percussionist Cole Oosthuizen. ... more

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