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County Roads

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County Roads

Verse 1:
I got a public education but it didn’t come from class
It came from the long rides home on the bus in the back
Where we learned how cuss from them highschool kids
Throw a punch, take a punch, steal a kiss

Yeah she had 2 years on me, the day I turned 16
I had a foxbody mustang she had a body like a dream
We run on young love, good music, cheap gasoline
Found out you can still go too far even when the tanks on E

Chorus:
Heres to the lessons that don’t come cheap
To the long lost lovers in the shotgun seat
Heres to the wild and the restless souls
Who got their street smarts runnin down them County Roads

Verse 2:
Well that wrench in my hand sure put a wrench in my plans
But daddy said good help was hard to find
I guess I stood her up one too many Friday nights
She ended up in the truck with a buddy of mine

Chorus:
Heres to the lessons that don’t come cheap
To the long lost lovers in the shotgun seat
Heres to the wild and the restless souls
Who got their street smarts runnin down them County Roads

Heres to the hurt from that first hangover
Had us all swearin we’d forever stay sober
Here’s to the scrapes and the dents and the scars
On our boots, on our cars, on our wreckless hearts

Chorus:
Heres to the lessons that don’t come cheap
To the long lost lovers in the shotgun seat
Heres to the wild and the restless souls
Who got their street smarts runnin down them County Roads

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Keep On Strummin’

Verse 1:
Just a red blooded boy from a blue collar town
Hooked on that muscle shoals and Motown sound
Nashville bound with my head in the clouds
They said with hopes that high boy it’s a long way down
But I was born and raised American tough
If I get knocked down I’m gonna get back up

Chorus:
Ooh I ain’t no fortunate son
Just a country boy of summer that was born to run
Ooh can’t you see
I’m runnin against the wind out here runnin down a dream
Long as the sun hits the sky I’ll hit the ground runnin
Grab my guitar and I’ll keep on strumming

Verse 2:
I hit a few bumps tryin to find my groove
Got a little road rash on 16th avenue
Now I work hard yall sometimes I get paid
Sometimes I don’t and I just play anyway
Singin

Chorus:
Ooh I ain’t no fortunate son
Just a country boy of summer that was born to run
Ooh can’t you see
I’m runnin against the wind out here runnin down a dream
Long as the sun hits the sky I’ll hit the ground runnin
Grab my guitar and I’ll keep on strumming

Bridge:
You get knocked down, you get back up
Where I come from you make your own luck
You get knocked down you get back up
I born and raised American Tough

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Sundays in the South

Verse 1:
It sounds like nascar on wbkr on some busted car radio
And them yoohoo bottles clangin in the floorboards every time we hit that same pot hole
Train whistle L&N creepin up on 5 till Ten
Church bell ringing means we’re gonna be late again
Ear to the door make sure they ain’t prayin
Head up to the front back pew’s already taken
And we were singin

Chorus:
I’ll fly away old glory and I’d fly away
My salvation and my foundation is in them yesterdays
I can hear it crystal clear like it’s still ringin loud
Amazing grace how sweet the sound of Sundays in the south

Verse 2:
sounds like gravel slinging up popping underneath the truck on our way up to grandpas house
the rollin of the creek where me and brother’d sneak, drink daddy’s missin bud lights down
like granny in the kitchen frying up the chicken
cousin in the backyard gettin a good whippin
man i wish i was back there now
passing that guitar around
singin1

Chorus:
I’ll fly away old glory and I’d fly away
My salvation and my foundation is in them yesterdays
I can hear it crystal clear like it’s still ringin loud
Amazing grace how sweet the sound of Sundays in the south

Bridge:
Amazing Grace how sweet the sounds
that made a redneck like me

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My Boy

(Verse 1)

He ain’t got my smile, that don’t bother me a bit
He’s got somebody else’s eyes I’m seeing myself in
I’m holding on to every moment, God knows I’ve missed a few
The day we met I knew I had some catching up to do

(Chorus)

He ain’t my blood, ain’t got my name
But if he did I’d feel the same
I wasn’t there for his first steps
But I ain’t missed a ballgame yet
And that ain’t ever gonna change
I could never walk away
Yeah he’s my son, and that’s my choice
He ain’t my blood but he’s my boy, he’s my boy

(Verse 2)

It hit me like a train, the first time he called me Dad
In a three stick figure crayon picture with all of us holding hands
His Mama said “I understand if it’s too soon for this”
I didn’t let her finish I took it to the kitchen and I stuck it on the fridge, yeah

(Repeat Chorus)

(Bridge)

He’s Saturday morning cartoons
He’s “hey can I sleep in your room”
He’s bigger than the plans I had
He’s making me a better man

(Repeat Chorus)

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Sundress

What was God thinking when he made that child
All that pretty wrapped in all that wild
Girl’s poor daddy never stood a chance
She liked to drink and she loved to dance

He had a shot gun shell with my name on it
I had an black Firebird with some flames on it

We snuck off just around midnight,
Threw a little red dust in the tail lights
Drove far enough to get real close
Pulled off on a no name road
I still think about it now and then
How the night looked on her skin
Ain’t never seen sunset like,
Her sundress setting in the moonlight

What was she thinking when she pulled that strap off her shoulder looking back like that
She was so warm and the grass so cold, I never had but I never let her know
She had a gold class ring with my name on it
It was one of those one of those know you’re never gonna be the same moments

Part of my poor heart never left
Her star light summer night silhouette

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My Mississippi

Verse 1:
Hey there, Mississippi
Looks like the waters getting rough
I picked a hell of a day for fishing
With the wind picking up

Pre Chorus:
I know I look crazy on this muddy bank
But it’s the only place I thought I wouldn’t think

Chorus:
Hey there, Mississippi
I know a girl a lot like you
I bet she’s tearing right through the country
And there’s nothing I can do to slow her down
Yeah, love’s like a river, you can’t stop it when it’s running out, and heading south
Like my Mississippi
My Mississippi

Verse 2:
I know all about the ones that get away if I know anything
So it’s no surprise I didn’t catch the only bite I had all day

Pre Chorus:
Well, I wonder if my luck will ever change
Is the chance of her coming back anything like the chance of rain?

Chorus:
Hey there, Mississippi
I know a girl a lot like you
I bet she’s tearing right through the country
And there’s nothing I can do to slow her down
Yeah, love’s like a river, you can’t stop it when it’s running out, and heading south
Like my Mississippi
My Mississippi

Chorus:
Hey there, Mississippi
I know a girl a lot like you
I bet she’s tearing right through the country
And there’s nothing I can do to slow her down, turn her around
Love’s like a river, you can’t stop it when it’s running out, and heading south
Like my Mississippi
My Mississippi

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