Goin' To Florence

Lyrics: Brian Godchaux
Music: Brian Godchaux

Now I don't care what the weatherman said
Don't care how easy it is to butter your bread
Just like Brother Jonah said from inside the whale
It's time to go, pack it all up, unplug the phone
And just like Da Vinci when he went home
I'm going to Florence, Florence Alabama
Right across the river from Muscle Shoals

Well it happened on a dark and a glittering night
And I knew for certain what was wrong and right
Nothing more to but turn on the lights, and head for the door
It's time to go, pack it all up, unplug the phone
And just like Da Vinci when he went home
I'm going to Florence, Florence Alabama
Right across the river from Muscle Shoals

Well, dynamite will win and [?] will shake up everything in this world
But nothing like that can ever touch the only true pearls
Then please stand up and look around at what it is that you've got
And figure out what is Heaven-sent, let go of what is not
I'm going to Florence, Florence Alabama
Right across the river from Muscle Shoals
And when you're in Rome, as the saying goes
Better do as the Romans do
But when you come down to see me in Alalbam'
I'm gonna sing you those Florentine blues

There's a time and a place for everyting, they say, everything under the sun
And you know this trip it ain't over yet, in fact it's just begun
It's time to go, pack it all up, and unplug the phone
And just like Leonardo when he went home
I'm going to Florence, Florence Alabama
Right across the river from Muscle Shoals
I'm going to Florence, Florence Alabama
Right across the river, the Tennessee River
Right across the river from Muscle Shoals

Let's do some river talking
Well the catfish are jumpimng in the river
Craw [fish] creeping round
Cicadas buzzing real loud
Come on down, take your shoes off
Break out that fishing pole
It's gonna hold up in your closet
Gonna do some river talking
Yeah, and river walking
Loving on the river
Never know what's coming down
Just gotta be there
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2004 At The Table Heart Of Gold Band