Down In The Sugar Hole

Artist
Alex Walsh
Released
2010
Genre
Roots Rock / Singer-songwriter / Acoustic
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DOWN IN THE SUGAR HOLE (Walsh) 

Stevie wakes to the alarm at 3:15 in the morning 
Kisses his wife on the cheek and drives down to the dock 
Down in the sugar hole he shovels and he sweats 
And dreams of the grandchildren he hasn’t met yet 

Stevie has a hard time keeping the sugar out of his eyes 
It burns but the money’s so good he’s willing to compromise 
He says I finally found a way to survive 
Down in the sugar hole 

And the supermarket shelves are stocked with sugar 
And the restaurant tables and the coffee bars 
Stevie wonders how can this world be so sweet 
With all of this tragedy down in the sugar hole 

One time they found a dead man 
He’d been loading sugar from a factory on the island 
Just a temporary worker with a temporary life 
Trying to feed his wife and kids and get through college 
The authorities shipped him back on the next sugar boat 

I have been accused of sugar coating my words 
Explaining myself with a false sense of security 
But that’s just the way I was raised 
For you see I was conceived down in the sugar hole 
Down in the sugar hole 
Down in the sugar hole 
Down in the sugar hole 

Tell me what’s it all about 
Sometimes I think too hard 
And I forget to get myself back to the sugar hole 
Way down deep in the sugar hole 

It’s a never ending dream 
It’s a never ending dream 
It’s a never ending dream 
Are you gonna take me back?