Her Daddy Knows

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Words & Music by Chet Vincent

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When I hear the drums beat out in the street
I know my love will come to see me.
When I hear the bells ring, and the wild dogs sing,
I know my love will come to see me.
And when daylight fails,
the east winds wail,
and shooting stars burn a trail through the veiled sky,
my love will come to see me.

The ground is cold on her bare feet
but still she comes to see me.
The wine she holds spills in the dirt
but still she comes to see me.
And the gilded throne,
and the stepping stones
outside her daddy's home beg her not to roam,
but still she comes to see me.

Pools of rust form on the iron fence
where she gonna meet me.
Two silver rings hidden in the tall grass
where she gonna meet me.
And my old suitcase, but I see her face
and a broken vase,
and a ribbon tied around her waist,
but still she gonna meet me.

The conductor says, "why two seats?"
I say my baby's coming with me.
I got a good job down in New Orleans
and my baby's coming with me.
But the pain starts slow, and it grows,
'till the last train whistle blows.
Somehow her daddy knows, and she's not coming with me.

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from Desert Gold, released October 30, 2009

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The Big Bend Pittsburgh

Chet Vincent & The Big Bend is a five-piece rock band based out of the unique cultural oddity that is Pittsburgh. They combine the raw electric energy of heavy blues and modern indie/alt. rock with haunting and sometimes heartwarming songwriting in the spirit of the American folk tradition. ... more

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