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What lyrics to match the most soulful voice in ages

Cocaine flame in my bloodstream

Sold my coat when I hit Spokane

Bought myself a hard pack of cigarettes in the early morning rain

Lately my hands they don't feel like mine

My eyes been stung with dust, I'm blind

Held you in my arms one time

Lost you just the same

Jolene

I ain't about to go straight

It's too late

I found myself face down in the ditch

Booze on my hair

Blood on my lips

A picture of you, holding a picture of me

In the pocket of my blue jeans

Still don't know what love means

Still don't know what love means

Jolene

Ah, La, La, La, La, La

Jolene

Been so long since I seen your face

Or felt a part of this human race

I've been living out of this here suitcase for way too long

A man needs something he can hold onto

A nine pound hammer or a woman like you

Either one of them things will do

Jolene

I ain't about to go straight

It's too late

I found myself face down in the ditch

Booze in my hair

Blood on my lips

A picture of you, holding a picture of me

In the pocket of my blue jeans

Still don't know what love means

Still don't know what love means

Jolene

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Trouble...

Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble

Trouble been doggin' my soul since the day I was born

Worry...

Worry, worry, worry, worry

Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone

We'll I've been...

saved by a woman

I've been...

saved by a woman

I've been...

saved by a woman

She won't let me go

She won't let me go now

She won't let me go

She won't let me go now

Trouble...

Oh, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble

Feels like every time I get back on my feet

she come around and knock me down again

Worry...

Oh, worry, worry, worry, worry

Sometimes I swear it feels like this worry is my only friend

We'll I've been saved...

by a woman

I've been saved...

by a woman

I've been saved...

by a woman

She won't let me go

She won't let me go now

She won't let me go

She won't let me go now

Oh..., Ahhhh....

Ohhhh

She good to me now

She gave me love and affection

She good tell me now

She gave me love and affection

I Said I love her

Yes I love her

I said I love her

I said I love...

She good to me now

She's good to me

She's good to me

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My favorite lyrics of his:

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She lifts her skirt up to her knees

walks through the garden rows

with her bare feet laughing

I never learned to count my blessings

I choose instead to dwell

in my disasters

I walk on down the hill

through grass grown tall

and brown and still

it's hard somehow

to let go of my pain

On past the busted back

of that old and rusted Cadillac

that sinks into this field

collecting rain

Will I always feel this way

so empty

and estranged?

and of these cut throat busted sunsets

these cold and damp white mornings

I have grown weary

If through my cracked and dusty

dime store lips

I spoke these words out loud

would no one hear me?

Lay your blouse across the chair

let fall the flowers

from your hair

and kiss me

with that country mouth

so plain

outside the rain is tapping

on the leaves

to me it sounds like

they're applauding us

the quiet love

we've made

Will it always feel this way

so empty

so estranged?

well I looked my demons in the eyes

lay bare my chest

said do your best

to destroy me

I've been to **** and back

so many times

I must admit

you kinda bore me

there's a lot of things

that can kill a man

there's a lot of ways

to die

yes, and some already did

and walk beside me

there's a lot of things

I don't understand

so many people lie

it's the hurt I hide that fuels

the fire inside me

Will I always feel this way

so empty

so estranged?

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im a huge ray fan ill add some of my favorites but midnite who else do you like in the genre i like to call "modern Folk"

I don't really know about modern folk, they're kinda bluegrass/country /folk, but I love Old Crow Medicine show.

I have LONG been a fan of songwriters so I love John Prine and stuff like that. He's not so modern tho.

I have heard a few songs by Chris Knight and I am a fan of what I have heard. He reminds me of Steve Earle' who to me is one of THE great American songwriters.

NPR is great on friday nights because I "discover" a lot of newer folks and then forget their names. :P

I think the first time I saw Ray I was flipping through channels and Austin City Limits was on and there's this incredibly shy looking guy standing there talking with his voice cracking and nervous. Then he started singing and I WROTE THAT NAME DOWN :P

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