Emmylou’s Guitar

She’s been singing on the corner
Loud against the buses and the trains
Sweetest sound the city never heard
While they were rushing to get in and out again
Oh sometimes I feel for her soul
And I’m hoping they wont break her
Take her dreams and shut her down

Coins in a case are sitting at her feet
She’s counting on these streets to get her start
Its gonna take time and a lot of songs to see
If it’ll buy her Emmylou’s guitar

I sometimes throw another dollar
Stopping only for the changing lights
Thought I caught a line of Auld Lang Syne
And one day Love is like a Butterfly
Today she wore a dandelion chain
So I figure she’s still smiling
And I kind of hope she gets to have her way

Coins in a case are sitting at her feet
Man she’s counting on these streets to get her start
Its gonna take time and a lot of songs to see
If it’ll buy her Emmylou’s guitar

Two at a time up the railway steps
Coal dust marks on the hem of her dress
She’ll fire up that old farm truck and head back
To God knows where

Coins in a case were sitting at her feet
Man she’s counting on these streets to get a start
Oh it’s gonna take time and a lot of songs to see
If it’ll buy her, I hope that it buys her
Someday she’ll find her Emmylou’s guitar