Ballad of Lester Ballard

from by Danny Whitecotton

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lyrics

Deep in a hole
This child of God
Hand on a rifle
That’s all that he’s got
Deserves no pity
Deserves no mercy
From someone as earthly
As you or me
Went off the rails when things went south
Murdered and sinned on the outskirts of town
If God can forgive then we can’t forget
About Lester Ballard and what he meant

A hospital grave
Seems too good
For the terror he raised
and the lives he took
If God’s own hand
Could let this proceed
Does this child of God
Fall far from the tree?

Went off the rails when things went south
Murdered and sinned on the outskirts of town
If God can forgive then we can’t forget
About Lester Ballard and what he meant

Let us pray
For forgiveness
Let us pray
For the souls that we’ve lost
Let us pray
That this pain will never come back someday

Went off the edge when things went south
Lived in a cave on the outskirts of town
If God can forgive then we can’t forget
About Lester Ballard and what he meant

credits

from Outer Orchard, released June 3, 2016
DW - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal, Backup Vocals
Dylan Blanchard - Drums, B3
Matt Rosen - Bass, Backup Vocals, Melodica

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Danny Whitecotton Wilmington, Delaware

Danny Whitecotton is a native Texas singer/songwriter currently based out of Wilmington, Delaware that writes and plays songs about love, loss, and possibility with a blend of folk, country, rock, and blues.

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