"Makin' My Way Back Home" lyrics - IRIS DEMENT

"Makin' My Way Back Home"

Making my way back home
It's been the longest time
Not since I was a little child
Have I felt so good and fine
The easiest thing I've ever done
Like walking through an open door
All those things that held me down
Well they just don't matter anymore

I wore pretty dresses and teased my hair
Sang my heart out in those songs
Good or bad, I done my best
You can't tell me I was wrong


I see the shadows of my life
Cast upon the level land
Rosy lengthening of day
Finds my feet in native sand