Lilies of the Field Lyrics - Gretchen Peters

Release information
Release Date: 2000-7-17
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:13

Billy had a yearning and an ache inside
So he got himself a Harley and he learned to ride
Purred just like a baby, low and sweet and true
And he aimed it at the place where the blacktop turns to blue

Penny was a waitress down in Tupelo
They said that she was trouble, I don't really know
But something in her spirit touched something in his soul
And he took her to his heart and he never let her go

She said, "If I had an ounce of courage I would leave this town"
Life'll get you nowhere 'til they put you in the ground

But the lilies of the field, they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field

Penny had a secret growin' deep inside
And she'd never known a man to love another's child
Somewhere west of Tucson she just ran out of time
So she made a quick decision and she made him walk the line

She said, "If you had an ounce of courage you would take a stand"
Don't nobody argue with a pistol in your hand

Oh, the lilies of the field they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field

Billy pleaded guilty, ninety nine to life
Penny disappeared into the desert night
Then she took his pistol out on hwy 2
And she aimed it at the place where the blacktop turns to blue

She said, "If you had an ounce of courage you would leave this town"
Life'll get you nowhere til they put you in the ground

Oh, the lilies of the field they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field


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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Souvenirs
  • 2 In a Perfect World
  • 3 I Don't Know
  • 4 Love and Texaco
  • 5 Love Is a Drug
  • 6 Like Water Into Wine
  • 7 Eddie's First Wife
  • 8 Picasso and Me
  • 9 Lilies of the Field
  • 10 Waiting for Amelia
  • 11 Revival