Joan Osborne - Pensacola Lyrics




Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey

Well, I found him in Pensacola
In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellow in my hand
Creased and yellow in my hand

He was squinting and stubbled
And standing in the door
He said, "If you've come to take the car away
I don't have it anymore
I don't have it anymore"

Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey

He got the gospel on the radio
And the gospel on TV
He got all of the transcripts
Back to 1963
Back to 1963

He said, "I sold my blood for money
There wasn't any pain
But I just can't stand the feeling
It's in someone else's veins"
It's in someone else's vei-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Vei-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey

Mama took me aside
And she tried to change my mind
She said, "Don't waste your time in looking
There's nothin', nothin' left to find
Nothin', nothin' left to find"

So I left him in Pensacola
In a trailer in the sand
The man from the picture
Creased and yellow in my hand
Creased and yellow in my ha-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yay-yay
Hey-hey, yay-yay
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey
Hey-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey, yeah-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey





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Joan Osborne Pensacola Comments
  1. Austin Barry

    She wrote it with a few other writers. It is beautiful. One of my favorite songs on the album.

  2. Joao Conceiçao

    Joan Osborne

  3. Alan Wilkinson

    Who wrote this remarkable song? Can anyone tell me?

  4. bundasichi

    A tragic tale of a daughter finding the dad she never knew. Seeing that he was barely making it on what he could sell (house, car, blood), and in the grip of trying to find hope for his soul before he dies - quite possibly a former evangelist or pastor that exchanged his life of marriage and child for the "higher calling" of religion. And soon it will be time to be accountable.

  5. Zoe Sun

    Thank U

  6. ari1234a

    I love this song.
    Lemme say that again, I LOVE this song
    "somenones elses veins"
    "Back to 19 63"
    Thank You. Thank You.