Blood Red Love

You’d done her wrong, you’d never dare deny
But she got you back good and now here you lie
No redemption in sight..no, Billy, not this time

The sweetest girl, Lorna was something fine
But it made you want to knock her down and steal her shine
You couldn’t understand why love felt so much like dying

But there’s a blood red love coursing through your veins
As it stains the house where she cursed your name
There’s a blood red love coursing through your veins

At night your daddy’d come, mouth loaded like a gun
Always pushing for the tears just to prove he’d won
And when the fists started flying, your mama was nowhere in sight

Seventeen and you were ages old
Busted flat and broken when you hit the road
With no future in mind, only a driving need to set a wrong thing right

But there’s a blood red love coursing through your veins
As it stains the house where she cursed your name
There’s a blood red love coursing through your veins 2x

It was in your gut, in your bones, that burning shame
With every cruel word, with every angry blow you lived your daddy’s pain
Again…and again

It’s been ten years and you have found your way
Got a wife and a child, it’s a better day
Your boy looks up with a smile, no idea what you’ve had to reconcile

Never again will a hand be raised, no child made to pay
Never again will a hand be raised

Blood red love coursing through your veins
As it stains the house where she cursed your name
Blood red love coursing through your veins 2x