Listen to the winning songs of the DSA 2014 Song Contest in the Americana category!

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1st Place – “No Hiding Place” by Lucia Comnes and Gawain Mathews, San Francisco, CA

Lyrics:

// She will set your fields on fire, She will burn your valleys clear
Oh make me a little sparrow, There’s no hiding place down here // x2

Who’s that knocking at my window, Knocks so loud and won’t come in
It is your own true-hearted lover, Rise you up and let him in
Go away don’t wake my mother, Love’s a thing she can’t endure
She’s been the ruin of many a lover, She’ll be the ruin of many more

// She will set your fields on fire, She will burn your valleys clear
Oh make me a little sparrow, There’s no hiding place down here // x2

I’m gonna whisper in your ear, love, Do you think it any harm
I’m gonna win you of your mother, Trust yourself in your darling’s arms
Go away don’t wake my father, He is on his bed of rest
And on his breast is a weapon, To kill the one that I love best

// He will set your fields on fire, He will burn your valleys clear
Oh make me a little sparrow, There’s no hiding place down here // x2

With the wings of a sparrow – There’s no hiding place down here
I’d fly so far away – There’s no hiding place down here
I didn’t kill no one – There’s no hiding place down here
No I didn’t kiss and tell – There’s no hiding place down here

Who’s that knocking at my window, Knocks so loud and won’t come in
It is your own true-hearted lover, Rise you up, and let him in

// He will set your fields on fire, He will burn your valleys clear
Oh make me a little sparrow, There’s no hiding place down here // x2