Turn To Stone

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

One of the new songs on Jim Lauderdale's album, "Patchwork River", with lyrics by Robert Hunter.

When I was young there was an ancient lady
Who lived across the hollow from my home
Us kids all thought she was a witching lady
Believed her gaze could turn us into stone

She had a statue of a girl in her garden
Like one that went missing long ago
At least that's the story we all believed
Can't be too careful, you don't ever know

Turn to stone, turn to stone
We believed she could turn us into stone
Turn to stone, turn to stone
We believed she could turn us into stone

When I grew up I met a sweet young someone
Who someday I hope to make my own
I stumbled and stuttered when I talked to her
As though her glances turned me into stone

Turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like that girl could turn me into stone
Turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like that girl could turn me into stone

The first time I saw her I was struck dumb
The second time I saw her I went numb
The third time I saw her she was all alone
I couldn't make a move 'cause I was turned to stone

The first time I saw her I was struck dumb
The second time I saw her I went numb
The third time I saw her she was all alone
I couldn't make a move 'cause I was turned to stone

I went and asked my best friend would he speak for me
He said no, I'd have to do it on my own
Recommended something that might work for me
Why don't you call her on a telephone

When she said "hello", I said "goodbye" and hung up
I guess some things were never meant to be
From both my thumbs I'd rather just be strung up
Than be tongue-tied every time she looks at me

I turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like that girl could turn me into stone
Turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like she could turn me into stone

Turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like that girl could turn me into stone
Turn to stone, turn to stone
It was like she could turn me into stone
It was like she could turn me into stone
It was like she could turn me into stone
It was like she could turn me into stone
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2010 Patchwork River Jim Laudersale