Heavy​-​Headed Girl

from by Monica Laytham

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(spoken) ...circling back to the beginning...

Oh, I'm a heavy-headed girl,
heavy-headed girl.
I walk around, weighed down,
with a worry and a frown,
trying to ease my troubled mind,
trying to ease my troubled mind.

Well, I went to church,
and I sang the songs,
I sang "Alleluia,"
and I said the words,
said "Make me whole,
I got a bag full of burdens
and the devil on my back,
I'm a heavy-headed girl."


I took to the drink -
drink took me in,
and I swallowed down
some rest for the night.
Still lookin' for
a message in that bottle.
Got my mind on my honey
won't take me for a wife,
I'm a heavy-headed girl.


Well I'm walkin' down the line,
trying to walk away.
Every place I go I've already been -
high on a hill,
down in that valley.
Walkin' on stones and bones and thrones,
I moan and drone on.
Droppin' gold through the holes
in the pockets of my clothes,
I'm a heavy-headed girl.



from becoming home, released April 7, 2016



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Monica Laytham Evanston, Illinois

Monica Laytham is a Chicago-based musician. She has spent all of 2016 on a grassroots musical tour of the country. This tour has taken her to stay with spiritual communities all over the U.S. She performs concerts of her original music in living rooms and church buildings, and gathers stories and songs from host communities. Monica has a background in classical music. ... more

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