Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – White Man’s World (The Nashville Sound Album)


There’s no such thing as someone else’s war
I’m a white man looking in a black man’s eyes
The highway runs through their burial grounds
Under our roof is a baby girl
I thought this world could be her’s one day
We’re all carrying one big burden, sharing one fate

I think the man upstairs must’a took a vacation
Who pretended not to hear another white man’s joke
But her momma knew better
[Chorus]
I’ve got the bones of the red man under my feet
Past the oceans of cotton
Momma wants to change that Nashville sound
Wishing I’d never been one of the guys
I’m a white man living in a white man’s nation
[Instrumental bridge]
[Verse 1]
Oh, the times ain’t forgotten
Maybe it’s the fire in my little girl’s eyes
[Verse 2]
Want to take a shot of cocaine and burn it down
I’m a white man living in a white man’s world
If you’re still breathing, it’s not too late

I’m a white man living on a white man’s street

[Verse 4]
[Verse 3]
Maybe it’s the fire in my little girl’s eyes
But they’re never gonna let her
There’s no such thing as someone else’s war

[Verse 5]

You’re still breathing, it’s not too late
I still have faith, but I don’t know why

Your creature comforts aren’t the only things worth fighting for
[Chorus]

Your creature comforts aren’t the only things worth fighting for
I’m a white man living in a white man’s town
We’re all carrying one big burden, sharing one fate