Holland Town

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Written with Mya Byrne

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Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland Town
Every Sunday at three, that's where Alice Watson can be found
On her knees she is praying to the Lord up above
To keep safe the soul of her one and only love

She was promised to Daniel Watson on the day she turned 16
A ransom for her family farm and Daniel's two best steeds
But her heart belonged to Peter Boyd and his eyes of cobalt blue
He swore that he would come for her, that she was his love true

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

Peter had no fortune to make his love his bride
Daniel owned the town and half the countryside
So Peter made a plan to take Alice for his own
They would meet under the harvest moon and be long gone before dawn

Daniel Watson, he had ears and eyes all over Holland town
On his belt he wore a .45 and was a shot of some renown
He waited by her window should Alice try to run
Spied Peter in the moonlight, took his aim, just one shot from his gun

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

Alice married Daniel on a cold December Saturday
Her veil covered her tear stained cheeks while Daniel had his way
Little could he know she was making her own plan
If she could not be Peter's bride, she'd be the wife of no man

She took her chance one April night while Daniel lay asleep
Under her pillow she'd hid her knife, she cut his throat deep
Buried him in the garden, next to his hunting shed
Told the neighbors he left town, no other words were ever said

Holland Town, Holland Town where love lies cold beneath the ground
Holland Town, Holland Town

There's a cross that stands at the edge of Holland town
Every Sunday at three, Alice makes her way down
On her knees she is praying to her Savior up above
To take her to her Peter, her one and only love

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from Restless Moon, released January 15, 2015
Meg-guitar, vocals
Mya Byrne-guitar, background vocals
Pat Wictor-Dobro, background vocals
Sara Milanovich-fiddle
Craig Akin-bass

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