Orphan

She used to say she was an orphan

It never was exactly the truth

It’s just her mother got tired 

Tired of her hanging around

So she ended up living in a home for girls

She's a straight hair kid in a house full of curls

A straight haired kid

Always hanging around 

She’d sing swing low

Sweet chariot

She’s coming

She's gonna carry me home 

So the first chance she got she said I do

To a tall town boy he said me too

Honorable mention all district quarterback

He said I’ll carry you away

She left him drunk on a stool in a county line bar

Going on about high school

How he was a star

She just got tired, tired of him hanging around 

She’d sing swing low

Sweet chariot

She’s coming

She's gonna carry me home

  She got a job at the Dairy Queen

Had two baby boys, two more diamond rings

And the husbands, well they were brave

But she split that one horse town

Just got tired all the people that's hanging around

She split that one horse town 

Now she lives outside LA

With a broke down baseball player

Used to play double A

A religious man, he never drinks or swears

But she’s tired of all this talk about her

Getting saved

Tired of all the talk of revelation days

She’s tired, she's tired of him hanging around 

She sings swing low

Sweet chariot

She’s coming

Gonna carry me home 

She sings swing low

Sweet chariot

She’s coming

She's gonna carry me home