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  1. Ohio

From the album Hope Social Club

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Written by Damien Jurado

Lyrics

Ohio
Words & Music: Damien Jurado

Out from my window across from the city
I have what’s considered a good view
Two blocks from the subway, three from the fountain
Where I walk to break in the new shoes

She stands on the sidewalk she’s waving at taxis
Like horses in the parades passing
I ask where she’s heading she tells me Ohio
I’ve not seen my mother in ages

It’s been a long time, been a real long time
Ooh, been a real long time

Out from my window how far is Ohio
She laughed and she pointed out east
She said I grew up there with my dear mother
And I haven’t seen her since 13

You see I was taken while she lay sleeping
By my father’s hired man
We moved to the city so far from my family
And I haven’t been back there since

It’s been a long time, been a real long time
Ooh, been a real long time

Out from my window please hear me Ohio
Your daughter wants to come home
She longs to be with you to kiss you and hug you
And never leave her alone

I’ve gotten to know her, live with and love her
And it’s hard to see her leave
But she belongs to her mother and the state of Ohio
Wish she belonged to me

It’s been a long time, been a real long time
Ooh, been a real long time

It’s been a long time, been a real long time
Ooh, been a real long time