Show Me a Sign

Song Length 3:55 Genre Folk - Americana, Country - Americana
Similar Artists Bob Dylan

Lyrics

Show Me a Sign (The Sun Does Shine)

[Verse 1]
Brought up on false charges
Murder in the first degree
The cops and the prosecutor
Played a part in that old routine
They knew a black man in Alabama
Had a snowball's chance in hell
Of proving his innocence and
Avoiding a prison cell

[Chorus]
He said show me, show me a sign
Innocent folks
Cannot be confined
Show me, show me a sign
That reminds me
The Sun does shine
Before the end of the line
Show Me a Sign

[Verse 2]
At work across town in a locked warehouse
He had a perfect alibi
But it was overlooked when he was booked
The judge sentenced him to die
And the polygraph that he had passed
Was not allowed as evidence
And his court-appointed attorney
Offered up a poor defense
Because a black man in Alabama
Had a snowball's chance in hell
Of proving his innocence and
Avoiding a prison cell

[Chorus]
He said show me, show me a sign
Innocent folks
Cannot be confined
Show me, show me a sign
That reminds me
The Sun does shine
Before the end of the line
Show Me a Sign

[Bridge]
Now his cell was not too far
From that final chair
And from behind the bars
He could smell the burning flesh
Fill the air

[Verse 3]
A ballistics report from his mother's gun
Is what finally cleared his name
But it was three decades of heartache late
The day it finally came
Because a black man in Alabama
Had a snowball's chance in hell
Of proving his innocence and
Avoiding a prison cell

[Chorus]
He said show me, show me a sign
Innocent folks
Cannot be confined
Show me, show me a sign
That reminds me
The Sun does shine
Before the end of the line
Show Me a Sign
Show Me a Sign (repeat and fade)

Lyrics R.X. Bertoldi Music R.X. Bertoldi
Producer R.X. Bertoldi Publisher R.X. Bertoldi
Performance R.X. Bertoldi Label R.X. Bertoldi

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