Daydream -- ( The Levees of New Orleans )

words by Rena Johnson,  music & arrangement  by Bill Pere and Rena Johnson

Walking the levees of New Orleans
And as far as you can see
Is the basin of the mighty Mississippi,
They call it delta country...

Then you get out on highway ninety
Cross the bridge at Pass Christian
And from Gulfport to Biloxi
Is a beach of clear white sand

It's the place of my upbringing,
Holds all my childhood memories
And I can see it in my mind,
Whenever I daydream

Spanish moss hangs from the oak trees
Huge magnolias in full bloom
Tall pines swaying in the evening breeze
Underneath the southern moon

Loaded shrimp boats come in chugging
Slowly to the pier they mate
And the phosphor sparkles on the water
Like lighted candles in their wake

It's the place of my upbringing,
Holds all my childhood memories
And I can see it in my mind,
Whenever I daydream

I don't ever seem to get back there
Things keep getting in my way
But all I have to do is close my eyes
And I can see it every day

It's the place of my upbringing,
Holds all my childhood memories
And I can see it in my mind,
Whenever I daydream

Rena Johnson/Bill Pere  All Rights Reserved

 

 

 


"If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth,  I wonder what would happen to this world?"  --- Harry Chapin