Bound to Save Us All

Words and music by Bill Price

There's a Cherokee silhouetted - standing on a ridge
A motherless child is kneeling high up on a bridge
Fourteen years they toiled - fourteen years they worked like hell
They raised the tower up and watched it as it fell

My lady loves me - but she has no need to speak
My lady loves me when I'm weary and when I'm weak
My lady's always there like a shadow on the wall
And she's bound to save us all - yes, she's bound to save us all

A thousand pounds of blackness delivered to his door
He fell into her arms and said, "A man can't take much more"
The faithful dogs are growling as the preacher passes by
He knocks upon the back door - never stops to wonder why

My lady loves me - she has no need to smile
My lady loves me whether I'm in or out of style
My lady always, always heeds the call
And she's bound to save us all - yes, she's bound to save us all

The wind it's blowing ragged and the rain it falls in rhyme
The maestro orders out and watches neighbors through the blinds
A car pulls out of sight with someone in the trunk
The driver savors solitude and stutters like a drunk

My lady loves me - she has no need to joke
My lady loves me when I'm bruised and when I'm broke
My lady's steady - she never seems to fall
And she's bound to save us all - yes, she's bound to save us all

A house is burning down - taunting misery
Watched by hoards of people thinking "Glad it isn't me"
As the earth shakes and trembles - opening up the fault
The rich man topples in and the poor man drinks the salt

My lady loves me - she has no need to laugh
My lady'll love me when I'm faded like a photograph
My lady's been there every time I can recall
And she's bound to save us all - yes, she's bound to save us all

© 2003 Mr. Quill Music (BMI)