Jerusalem Tomorrow Lyrics - Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris Cowgirl's Prayer cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Charles Olney
release date: 1993-9-28
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:20
Man you should have seen me way back then
I could tell a tale, I could make a spin
I could tell you black was white I could tell you day was night
Not only that I could tell you why

Back then I could really tel a lie
Well I'd hire a kid to say he was lame
Then I'd touch him and make him walk again
Then I'd pull some magic trick I'd pretend to heal the sick

I was takin' everything they had to give
It wasn't all that bad a way to live
Well I'm in this desert town and it's hot as hell
But no one's byuin' what I got to sell

I make my lame kid walk I make a dumb guy talk
I'm preachin' up a storm both night and day
But everyone just turns and walks away
Well I can see that I'm only wasting time

So I head across the road to drink some wine
This old man comes up to me He says I seen you on the street
You're pretty good if I do say myself
But the guy that come through here last month he was sometin' else

Instead of allin' out for fire from above
He just gets real quiet and talks about love
And I'll tell you sometin' funny He didn't want nobody's money
Now I'm not exactly sure what this all means

But it's the damndest thing I swear I've ever seen
Well since that time every town is the same
I can't make a dime, I don't know why I came
I decide I'll go and find him And find out who's behind him

He has everyone convinced that he's for real
Well I figure we can work us out a deal
So he offers me a job and I say fine
He says I'll get paid off on down the line

Well I guess I'll string along Don't see how too much can go wrong
As long as he pays my way I guess I'll follow
We're headed for Jerusalem tomorrow

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CD 1
  • 1 A Ways to Go
  • 2 The Light
  • 3 High Powered Love
  • 4 You Don't Know Me
  • 5 Prayer in Open D
  • 6 Crescent City
  • 7 Lovin' You Again
  • 8 Jerusalem Tomorrow
  • 9 Thanks to You
  • 10 I Hear a Call
  • 11 Ballad of a Runaway Horse