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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

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It’s been some time since I’ve posted a Tuesday evening melody to the On Being Tumblr, so I’ll break form and post this tingly song by The Civil Wars. “Barton Hollow,” live from the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

I’m a dead man walking here 
But that’s the least of all my fears 
Ooh, underneath the water 

It’s not Alabama clay 
That gives my trembling hands away 
Please forgive me father 

Ain’t going back to Barton Hollow 
Devil gonna follow me e’er I go 
Won’t do me no good washing in the river 
Can’t no preacher man save my soul 

Did that full moon force my hand? 
Or that unmarked hundred grand? 
Ooh, underneath the water 
Please forgive me father 

Miles and miles in my bare feet 
Still can’t lay me down to sleep 
If I die before I wake 
I know the Lord my soul won’t take 

I’m a dead man walking 
I’m a dead man walking 

Keep walking and running and running for miles 
Keep walking and running and running for miles 
Keep walking and running and running for miles 

Ain’t going back to Barton Hollow 
Devil gonna follow me e’er I go 
Won’t do me no good washing in the river 
Can’t no preacher man save my soul

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