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The Ghosts of Liberty – Roanoke River Lyrics

Roanoke River Lyrics – The Ghosts of Liberty

Son of a Southern man
Daughter of a freedman
Children of the Civil War
Blackbird on a limb
Both of them diving in
Deeper than they’ve been before

Down Red dirt path,
covering their tracks
Strangers in the light of day
Can’t fight it, can’t stop
But if they get caught
There’s gonna be hell to pay

So baby meet me down by Roanoke River
Where the cool dark water meets the full moonlight
If we can sneak away maybe we could be together
Can’t nobody stop love tonight

Didn’t know they’d been followed
Down through the hollow
Til a hand grabbed her by the arm
Blood’s thicker than water,
but even his father
ain’t ever gonna do her no harm
Oooo

Whiskey on his breath,
they we’re scared to death,
And he was meaner than the devil himself
If was him or them,
And you can call it a sin
but the Roanoke River won’t tell

So baby meet me down by Roanoke River
Where the cool dark water meets the full moonlight
If we can sneak away maybe we could be together
Can’t nobody stop love tonight

Can’t nobody stop this love
Can’t nobody stop this love

Can’t nobody stop this love
Can’t nobody stop this love

So baby meet me down by Roanoke River
Where the cool dark water meets the full moonlight
If we can sneak away maybe we could be together
Can’t nobody stop love tonight

So baby meet me down by Roanoke River
Where the cool dark water meets the full moonlight
If we can sneak away maybe we could be together
Can’t nobody stop love tonight
(Can’t nobody stop this love
Can’t nobody stop this love
Can’t nobody stop this love
Can’t nobody stop this love)
Can’t nobody stop love tonight