Two Hands on the Plow

by Reece Sullivan

Genre: Folk

Lyrics

I have looked high, and I have looked low
Thought I’s learning things that no one else knows
I’ve looked under twigs, and I’ve looked under stones
It’s rare that I found much that I could truly call my own
But, honey, I have looked high, and I have looked low

You told me that you’d love me and that you’d always do me good
Such kindness I found strange; I little understood
You opened up your soul and gave your heart to me
I may’ve been a drunk, but I was falling at your feet
You opened up your soul and gave your heart to me

I’ve made do the only way that I knew how
With a foot down in the ditch and with two hands on the plow
I wanted more than the fates would allow
And it’s hard to say where I’m headed now

I listen to the engine of the train that’s rolling by
I watch the rain a’ fallin’ and the lightening in the sky
My mind is filled with troubles, and I wish that I could cry
I’d tell you what I’s feeling, but it’s so hard to describe
I listen to the engine of the train that’s rolling by

I lay here in the darkness thinking I might go insane
Seems I cannot move, but I know I cannot stay
There’s sorrow in my heart and madness in my veins
So many things were good, but I’ve destroyed ’em in many ways
Sorrow in my heart and madness in my veins

I’ve made do the only way that I know how
With a foot down in a ditch and with two hands on the plow
I wanted more than the fates would allow
And it’s hard to say where I’m headed now

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