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An orphan of the storm

She moved to Houston

To live below

That copper colored sky

Louisiana girl

Born into losing

The skyline of the city

Made her cry

(Chorus)

So lord send me down

A fallen angel

With a miracle to perform

And I ain't the kind

Who gives up

But I'm so tired of rain

Lord I'm just an

Orphan of the storm

She'd lived there before

When she was using

Now she's standing on

The same old street again

Yeah that hurricane

It blew her back to Houston

Had to give into

The devil's howling wind

(Chorus)

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Now somewhere down the line

There must be salvation

She thought it through

20 years ago

But sin spoke

A constant invitation

It was in her veins

And wouldn't let her go

(Chorus 2x)

I really love this song. The lyrics move me, and so does the music. You can hear how much Mike enjoys playing this song...and seeing him live...it only confirmed it.

Tom just has a way with words.

My favorite line - Louisiana girl born into losing. Perfect. Describes someone I know.

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The first time I heard this, I thought it was a Gram Parsons song. It sounded country-rock classic. But that is our Tom...he can write anything and make it sound timeless. I love this song's melody and the words. It is another I sing along with.....it was amazing to see Mudcrutch play this live. Just a beautiful song....

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This is the kind of classic country I love. It's a wonderful song. I love the tune and the lyrics. There is such an honesty in Tom's voice. I love hearing Benmont's organ swirl around everyone. That little pause and special little drum lead right before Tom sings fallen angel is brilliant. I don't know what you call that kind of thing. I really love the way Randall plays drums. I always notice them. The tune on the guitar is pretty too. It almost sounds like a steel guitar sometimes, a mandolin other times. That's got to be Mike but Tom L. plays so well, I don't know who it is. I think it's time to listen closer with headphones. I think one of the guys plays on the left, the other on the right. My favorite line is, "Yeah that hurricane

it blew her back to Houston." Brilliant!

Edited by Marion

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I did not like this song at all for the longest time. I'd skip through it when it came on. Even live I thought it was just so-so. Then, just yesterday on my way to the gym, I let the whole thing play and it hit me like a ton of bricks! Can't believe what I've been missing!

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This was one of my faves on the cd right from the start. It's a beautiful song! I fell in love with these lyrics right away. I love the way Tom sing's this line..."And I ain't the kind who gives up, but I'm so tired of rain". I can listen to it over and over.

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I love this song. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but it's really grown on me. Like so many of Tom's songs, those are the ones I end up liking the best.

I love the first lyric. I love the Texas sky and I have a view of the Houston skyline from my living room and bedroom. That lyric gives me such a visual. I love the slow steady beat of the drums and the sad sounding organ.

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"And I ain't the kind who gives up, but I'm so tired of rain". I can listen to it over and over.

I agree Sharon. He sings it in such a melancholy way. It's really powerful.

He has such a way of doing that.

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