All The Way To Memphis

I fell over backwards
when I got the news
she was a friend of many years
I pulled over off a
gravel road somewhere
I’m in a mood to shed my blues
I’m in a mood

‘cause I left Tallahassee in the rain
and I drove all the night through Georgia
and I reached Tennessee before sunrise
and I cried all the way to Memphis

Some fingerprints were lifted
from her bedside tray
she never went to work that day
her killer was a man
she met in acting class
who cast her in his foul play
his foul play

‘cause I left Tallahassee in the rain
and I drove all the night through Georgia
and I reached Tennessee before sunrise
and I cried all the way to Memphis

An apple from the orchard
falls onto the ground
and if there are no worms around
the sun will take and bake
into a rotting core
until the seeds are there no more
are there no more

‘cause I left Tallahassee in the rain
and I drove all the night through Georgia
and I reached Tennessee before sunrise
and I cried all the way to Memphis