The Lost Boys of Dozier

04:09
Lucky Mud
2013-12-11
Maggie McKinney

Story

When I was a young girl my family would drive to The Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, to see the Christmas lights strung along the 1400 acres of the school grounds. It was a place for troubled young boys, run by the state. This last Christmas season, word finally came out about so many of those boys being tortured and murdered, then buried without paperwork in an area behind the torture chamber. The chamber was called "the White House," and the burial ground was "Boot Hill." I felt, somehow, that we were complicit. We should've known. Now, after so many years, these bodies are being exhumed after a long fight with authorities. I hope they will be returned to their families....their homes

Lyrics

*Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm dead and buried

My spirit has been carried away

Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

 

Who will put flowers on my grave

Who will put flowers on my grave

When my body is covered

In green grass and clover

Who will put flowers on my grave

Who will put flowers on my grave

 

Who will carve my name in stone

Wwho will carve my name in stone

With no headstone above me

Who will ever know me

Who will carve my name in stone Who will carve my name in stone

 

The trees will whisper out my name

The trees will whisper out my name

In the dark of the night

Those who did this to me Will fall down and cry out in shame

Fall down and cry out in shame

 

Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

Who's gonna miss me when I'm gone

 

*repeat chorus

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