1st Place | “Adelaide”

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1st Place
“Adelaide”
Bill Dee
Nashville, Tennessee

This is another song that sounds good in a dark room
Maybe it’ll melt the heart of that hard moon
It’s only me and sound of this house creakin’
And memories that speak when they should be sleepin’

Adelaide, I coulda made you happy
No one’s to blame
Sometimes that’s how love happens
It blooms and it fades
Adelaide, Adelaide

The breeze has got its lilac and magnolia
Buzzin’ bees have rolling fields of clover
But since you left, life has lost its sweetness
And I’m hungry for the honey taste of your kiss
I still need it

Adelaide, I coulda made you happy
No one’s to blame
Sometimes that’s how love happens
It blooms and it fades
Adelaide, Adelaide

The souls of rusty steam trains rest in freight yards
Tears and bones and roses fill up grave yards
But the ghost of what we might’ve been just won’t die
It rattles in the shadows of the moonlight
Every night

Adelaide, I coulda made you happy
No one’s to blame
Sometimes that’s how love happens
It blooms and it fades
Adelaide, Adelaide

This is another song that sounds good in a dark room

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