Who Sang Florida? JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & Mofro Blackwater cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Modern Electric Blues
length: 4:12
Some other versions of "Florida"

Lyrics
Music: John Grey

I remember my granpa tellin' me
about the early days of Florida
Born a swamp cracka' 2 miles from Grannies Bay
comin' up the way of the wilderness

No car phone or electric light
yeah - just livin' life one day at a time
No newspaper no war and no stife
just the elemental keys that provide for life

Florida I know you're out ther hidin' from me
you get harder and harder to find
Everyday she keeps slippin' away
Florida please don't fade on me now

Autumn sun set mornin' skies ablaze
the oaks and the pines turn their palms up to the sun
the kind of beauty that hits down in the soul
and still we're hell bent to destroy it all

With concrete and steal we pave
a road to hell on a land we've killed
so take a good look and remember it now
cuz one day ya gonna wake up and find it gone

Now skyscrapers and superhighways
are carved through the heart of Florida
Building sub-divisions while the swamps are drained
makin' room for people and amusement parks

It's like watchin' someone you love die slow
Yeah they're killin' her one piece at a time
I know some fools who think I should let go
but they never seen Florida through my eyes

Florida I know you're out ther hidin' from me
you get harder and harder to find
Everyday she keeps slippin' away
Florida please don't fade on me now

Tracklist
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Blackwater
  • 2 Ho Cake
  • 3 Air
  • 4 Jookhouse
  • 5 Nare Sugar
  • 6 Free
  • 7 Florida
  • 8 Cracka Break
  • 9 Lazy Fo Acre
  • 10 Santa Claus, True Love and Freedom
  • 11 Frog Giggin'
  • 12 Whitehouse
  • 13 Brighter Days
  • 14 Dirt Floor Cracker

  • Release information
    label: Fog City Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 014551390626
    script: Latin