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Song title: Maria's bed


Maria's bed

Been on a barbed wire highway 40 days and nights
I ain't complainin', it's my job and it suits me right
I got a sweet soft fever rushin' around my head
I'm gonna sleep tonight in Maria's bed

Got on a dead man suit and smilin' skull ring
Lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing[1]
I keep my heart in my work but trouble's in my head
And I keep my soul in Maria's bed

I been up on sugar mountain, cross the sweet blue seas
I walked the valley of love and tears and mystery
I got run out'a luck and give myself up for dead
And I drank the cool clear waters from Maria's bed

She give me candy stick kisses 'neath a wolf dog moon
One sweet breath and she'll take you mister to the upper room
I was burned by the angels, sold wings of lead
And I fell in the roses and sweet salvation of Maria's bed

I been out in the desert yeah doin' my time
Searchin' through the dust for fools gold, lookin' for a sign
Holy man said "hold on brother there's a light up ahead"[1]
Ain't nothing like a light that shines on me in Maria's bed

Well I'll take my blessings at the riverhead
I'm living in the light of Maria's bed

Notes: [1] These verses are quite identical to some part of Further on (up the road)


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 10/03/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 24/06/2006 PNC Amphitheatre, Homdel,NJ ,USA

Song 'history':


Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Published on the 'DEVILS AND DUST' Album, released in April 2005.
21 perfomances were given during the Devils and Dust tour
Played only a couple of times in the whole The Seeger Session tour (20/06/2006 Camden Tweeter Waterfront Amphitheater, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 24/06/2006 PNC Amphitheatre, Homdel,NJ ,USA)
In the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was only practiced (20/07/2013 Kings Hall, Belfast ,Ireland, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
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