Houses in the Fields


by John Gorka
They're growing houses in the fields between the towns.
And the starlight drive-in movie is closing down
The road is gone to the way it was before
And the spaces won't be spaces anymore

G - - - / D - - - / C - - - /   / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - / G - - - /
G - - - / D - - - / C - - - /   / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - - /   //

Two more farms were broken by the drought
First the Wagner's now the Fuller's pulling out
Developers paid better than the corn
But this was not the place where they were born

C:	There's houses in the fields
No prayers for steady rain this year
Houses in the fields
There's houses in the fields
And the last few farms are growing out of here

C - - - /   / D - - - /   /  x4  / C - - - /   / Am - - - / D - - - // ( G - - - /   / C - - - /   //)

At first he wouldn't sell and then he would
Now there'll be children playing where the silo stood
The word came from the marrow of his bones
It was the last sure way to pay off all the loans

The new streets will be named for kings and queens
And a ransom will be paid for every castle's dream
The model sign is crested with a lion
And the farmers they will have enough to die on

C:	There's houses in the fields
No prayers for steady rain this year
Houses in the fields
There's houses in the fields
And the last few farms are growing out of here

I guess no one should be afraid of change
But tell me why is there a fence for every open range
It's a sign I'm getting on in years
When nothing new is welcome to these eyes and ears

C:	Just houses in the fields
No prayers for steady rain this year
Houses in the fields
There's houses in the fields
And the last few farms are growing out of here

They're growing houses in the fields between the towns.
And the starlight drive-in movie is closed down
The road is gone to the way it was before
And the spaces won't be spaces anymore

T:	Now the spaces won't be spaces anymore


 1991 Windham Hill Records:: on his "Jack's Crow"

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