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Death Valley Prayer

  • Year: c.1992
  • Sheet Music: Unavailable
Listen: Death Valley Prayer, recorded live. (full song)

Words:

Death Valley Prayer

By Jan Harmon
words and music © 1992
1. You're driving through Mojave, you pass through Inyokern Trona is the last town you'll see till you return and you feel the heat rising as you're dropping further down .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 2. Now when L.A. slowly settles like a quicksand over me and the green and growing mountains feel like too much company then I head out to a desert that's deeper than the sea .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 3. There's no pine to shift the wind around, no oak to shade the sun and the dunes they have no memory of where they might have been and the sky hangs low with nothing sharp to snag it's belly on .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 4. Now some folks say I'm crazy when I tell them where I went but they haven't seen the moon rise from behind Zabriskie Point like a spirit bound for glory at the burning of a saint and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 5. Some times I think about those folks in the covered wagon days who crossed the Amargosa in search of paradise well they must have seen the devil in the marble canyon's blaze .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 6. Now some folks find no comfort in a place so stark and bare where the wind blows fierce and honest and it's hard to find a liar but you're closest to creation when you come up from the fire .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there. 7. You're driving through Mojave, you pass through Inyokern Trona is the last town you'll see till you return and you feel the heat rising as you're dropping further down .. and if hell is death valley, let me go there.