Chris Stapleton – Scarecrow In The Garden


There’s a scarecrow in the garden
Wondering how it turned to blood
I’ve been sitting here all morning
I know every single fencepost
And prayed the rain would come
[Chorus]
Searching for the free man’s ground
And raised a redhead son
And I’ve been reading Revelations
[Outro]
Where I know they’ll lay me down
I was sitting here all night
And I’ve been reading Revelations

There’s a scarecrow in the garden
I’ve been staring at the red oak
[Bridge]
[Chorus]
So the land was left to me

On a West Virginia plow
And my sisters off and married
He built a house of timber
With my bare feet in the river
And the fields were green as dollars
Cause the dirt was black as night

The youngest one of three
I came in late September
The rains just seem to flood
With my bare feet in the river
The fields ain’t what they once were
[Verse 3]
And I’ve been thinking about that river
Then they worked the land together
[Verse 1]
And took a brown eyed wife
There’s a bible in my left hand

[Verse 2]
And a pistol in my right
That looks like Lucifer
That looks like Lucifer

Well he came from Northern Ireland
Every rock that goes around
Well the redhead’s son got older
And he came to bet his fortune