Set out from Saint Joe on no ordinary journey,
Headed down to New Orleans, working in the skin game.
But when I saw you, down by the muddy river,
I had to have you, so I became your prisoner.
Its been and long time and things have gotten crazy,
I never thought that it could turn out this way.
Ive got the notion, Id swim the ocean for your love,
Its not devotion, its just this burning in my heart.
Im burning, burning, burning with desire,
Burning, captive of your fire.
It wont be easy telling all the folks at home,
They wont believe me and they wont like it at all.
I never thought that I could turn my back on them.
Its just this burning, its just this burning from within.