Joan Baez Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Outside the Nashville City Limits Lyrics

"Outside the Nashville City Limits" was written by Joan Baez.
Edit
"Outside the Nashville City Limits" was written by Joan Baez.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

Outside the Nashville City Limits Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

Outside the Nashville city limits
A friend and I did drive on a day in early winter
I was glad to be alive
We went to see some friends of his who lived upon a farm

Strange and gentle country folk
Who would wish nobody harm
Fresh-cut sixty acres
Eight cows in the barn

But the thing that I remember
On that cold day in December
Was that my eyes they did brim over
As we talked

In the slowest drawl I had ever heard
The man said, "Come with me if y'all wanna see
The prettiest place in all of Tennessee"
He poured us each a glass of wine and a-walking we did go

Along fallen leaves and crackling ice
Where a tiny brook did flow
He knew every inch of the land
And Lord, he loved it so

But the thing that I remember
On that cold day in December
Was that my eyes were brimming over
As we walked

He set my down upon a stone
Beside a running spring
He talked in a voice so soft and clear
Like the waters I heard sing

He said, "We searched quite a time for a place to call our own
There was just me and Mary John and now I guess we're home"
I looked at the ground and wondered
How many years they each had roamed

And Lord, I do remember
On that day in late December
How my eyes kept brimming over
As we talked
As we walked

And standing there with outstretched arms
He said to me, "You know
I can't wait till the heavy storms
Cover the ground with snow"

"And there on the pond the watercress
Is all that don't turn white
When the sun is high you squint your eyes
And look at the hills so bright"

And nodding his head my friend said
"And it seems like overnight
That the leaves come out so tender
At the turning of the winter"

I thought the skies they would brim over
As we talked

Songwriters
JOAN BAEZ

Published by
Lyrics © FOLKLORE PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Listen to Joan Baez Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News