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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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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
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the 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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