Margo Price Hands Of Time

When I rolled out of town on the unpaved road

I was fifty-seven dollars from being broke

Kissed my mama and my sisters and I said goodbye

And with my suitcase packed I wiped the tears from my eyes

Times they were tough growing up at home

My daddy lost the farm when I was two years old

Took a job at the prison working second shift

And that’s the last time I let them take what should be his

Cause all I want to do is make a little cash

Cause I worked all the bad jobs busting my ass

I want to buy back the farm

And bring my mama home some wine

And turn back the clock on the cruel hands of time

When I hit the city I joined the band

Started singing in the bars and running with the men

But the men they brought me problems

And the drinking caused me grief

I thought I’d found a friend but I only found a thief

Soon I settled down with a married man

We had a couple babies, started living off the land

But my firstborn died and I cried out to God

Is there anybody out there looking down on me at all?

Cause all I want to do is make something last

But I can’t see the future, I can’t change the past

I want to buy back the farm

And bring my mama home some wine

Turn back the clock on the cruel hands of time

Still I keep a’running fast as I can

Trying to make something honest with my own two hands

And I ain’t got the breath to say another bad word

So if I ever said it wrong won’t you forget what you heard

Cause all I want to do is make my own path

Cause I know what I am, I know what I have

I want to buy back the farm

And bring my mama home some wine

Turn back the clock on the cruel hands of time

Cruel hands of time

Cruel hands of time

Cruel hands of time