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Cover Me Up
Jason Isbell Lyrics


A heart on the run keeps a hand on the gun
You can't trust anyone
I was so sure what I needed was more
Tried to shoot out the sun
Days when we raged, we flew off the page
Such damage was done
But I made it through, 'cause somebody knew
I was meant for someone

So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good

Put your faith to the test when I tore off your dress
In Richmond on high
But I sobered up and I swore off that stuff
Forever this time
And the old lover's sing
"I thought it'd be me who helped him get home"
But home was a dream
One I'd never seen 'til you came along

So girl, hang your dress up to dry
We ain't leaving this room
'Til Percy Priest breaks open wide
And the river runs through
And carries this house on the stones
Like a piece of driftwood
Cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good

So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
Cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jason Isbell

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Chris A Carrillo

A heart on the run
Keeps a hand on a gun
You can't trust anyone
I was so sure
What I needed was more
Tried to shoot out the sun
The days when we raged, we flew off the page
Such damage was done
But I made it through, 'cause somebody knew
I was meant for someone
So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
I put your faith to the test
When I tore off your dress
In Richmond on high
I sobered up, I swore off that stuff
Forever this time
And the old lover's sing
"I thought it'd be me who helped him get home"
But home was a dream
One that I'd never seen 'til you came along
So girl, hang your dress out to dry
We ain't leaving this room
'Til Percy Priest breaks open wide
And the river runs through
And carries this house on its stones
Like a piece of driftwood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good



All comments from YouTube:

Spencer Lamb

It always makes me feel really good at 2:36 when he sings the line "I swore off that stuff, forever this time" and people in the crowd cheer. Jason's struggles with addiction and his journey getting sober are a major part of his songs and it is just awesome to hear that part.

Sue Cavanaugh

@Mason Harstad Wow, that must have been a moment.

Sue Cavanaugh

@Matthew Levac I got chills reading what you wrote about Jason staring right into Amanda's eyes. There is such a vulnerability about exposing the wrongdoings he committed and how his wife suffered - and the apology he seems to be publicly making - and the commitment he seems to be making to stay sober - that is just frankly very overwhelming for me.

Sue Cavanaugh

@James Trout It always gives me chills when the crowd cheers at this line of the song! It just makes me ecstatic that "the roof came off" when he sang the song live in Indy. Just that the audience knows what he went through and is cheering him on in his journey! I just can't tell you how happy I am to hear what you shared.

Robin Åhlén

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LvL3

Yea believe me wouldn't be my first time swaring off that stuff to my family and friends such a deep declaration Noone but people who have addictions could ever understand the struggles

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Douglas Holden, Jr.

Just freaking phenomenal!!!

Chris A Carrillo

A heart on the run
Keeps a hand on a gun
You can't trust anyone
I was so sure
What I needed was more
Tried to shoot out the sun
The days when we raged, we flew off the page
Such damage was done
But I made it through, 'cause somebody knew
I was meant for someone
So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
I put your faith to the test
When I tore off your dress
In Richmond on high
I sobered up, I swore off that stuff
Forever this time
And the old lover's sing
"I thought it'd be me who helped him get home"
But home was a dream
One that I'd never seen 'til you came along
So girl, hang your dress out to dry
We ain't leaving this room
'Til Percy Priest breaks open wide
And the river runs through
And carries this house on its stones
Like a piece of driftwood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
So girl, leave your boots by the bed
We ain't leaving this room
'Til someone needs medical help
Or the magnolias bloom
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good
So cover me up and know you're enough
To use me for good

STAX HUSSLE

This is such a good song

Donna

"Home was a dream, one I'd never seen, til you came along". Greatest declaration of love ever.

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