Dietrich Strause — Jean Louise lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Jean Louise" by Dietrich Strause.

Lyrics

Wake up, Scout, there’s something smokin' in the trees,
The nightingales are fleeing and the mad dogs are in the street.
Papa’s got the answers and your brother thinks he knows.
The neighborhood’s on fire, the camellias are frosted cold.
Jean Louise, I’ll tell ya that your bare feet are still to loud
For sneaking through the garden,
got bells on your ankles and the belfries
Lilacs, and violets and a shotgun blast
The mockingbirds in whispers like the sky before the flash
The neighborhood is lit up bright
And all the town is shootin' wild
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child
Teacher’s got an apple and trouble put a rose in your hair
Last night you heard people fighting on the courthouse stairs.
The jury got their man and the judge had little to say,
There’s a finch in your hen, Scout, you better let it fly away
The neighborhood is lit up bright
And all the town is shootin' wild
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child
Lightening in the morning and thunder in the afternoon
Rain in the evening and you’ll be a woman soon
There’s a sparrow in your pocket, it fell from the willow tree
And everyone’s got something that’s keeping them from being free
The neighborhood is lit up bright
And all the town is shootin' wild
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child
Run along, Jean Louise, while you’re still a child