Peaceful Valley

Lyrics: Ryan Adams et al
Music: Ryan Adams et al

Played by Ryan Adams with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2005.

Lord take me home
To the peaceful valley
Down the winding rivers
To your city of souls

I've grown so tired
And my heart's grown heavy
To walk any longer
But to your cities of gold (note 1)

All my life I've longed for forgiveness
But I can never seem to get enough
All my life I've been locked into the darkness (note 2)
With a gun to my head

Trying to find a peaceful song
Trying to find a peaceful song
To sing when everything goes wrong
Till the peaceful valley calls me home

Up there in the clouds, in that glorious kingdom
Tell me there ain't nothing but an easy decline
Can I still smoke my cigarettes and have my coffee
Up there in heaven with a bottle of wine

All my life, I've been lost out in the darkness (note 3)
But I can never seem to get enough
All my life I've been locked into the darkness (note 2)
With a gun to my head

Trying to find a peaceful song
Trying to find a peaceful song
To sing when everything goes wrong (note 4)
Till the peaceful valley calls me home
Notes
(1) Ryan sings "... city of souls" again in the version with Phil Lesh and Friends
(2) this is what Ryan sings on the album, but it certainly sounds on the version with Phil Lesh and Friends as if he sings "... rocked into the darkness"
(1) Ryan sings "... I've longed for foregiveness" again in the version with Phil Lesh and Friends
(1) Ryan sings something completely different for these two lines in the version with Phil Lesh And Friends, but I can't make it out!

Ryan Adams Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2005 Jacksonville City Nights Ryan Adams and the Cardinals