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Daddy's blue bandana wore me to Montana and back
It was a tiny little token that he picked up while roamin the tracks
All that I carry around I should be burying now, but I'm bound
By the strings on the things I keep movin, I'm movin around.

I got some shirts my mama told me were hers when she was only a kid
Livin on the river like her brother and her sisters did.
And I should let them go because the best of clothes do not last.
But there are some strings to those things that are tying my heart to her past.

I got a seashell from an island that I picked up while lying on sand.
It cut into my fingers trying to hide it from the beach diggers' hands.
And I would surely discard it were it not for the scar that it left.
Now there is a string on that thing that my body will not let me forget.

I got pictures in a shoebox too old but too new not to pitch
From a restaurant in Baltimore and views upon the Sagamore Bridge.
They are just items, I'm sure, but they conjure up more than their weight.
They are the strings to the things and the people I ain't seeing these days.

All my lover gives me will come to Mississippi one day.
These sentimental feelings are gonna put me in my grave.
Because the trinkets I own are sinking me and the boat that I row.
And the strings on the things that I own cannot keep me afloat.

Daddy's blue bandana wore me to Montana and back
It was a tiny little token that he picked up while roamin the tracks
All that I carry around I should be burying now, but I'm bound
By the strings on the things I keep movin, I'm movin around.