ALABAMA lyrics - Pass It On Down

Down Home

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Just off of the beaten path A little dot on the state road map That's where I was born and where I'll die Things move at a slower pace Nobody's in a rat race And these days that's a special way of life (CHORUS) Down Home Where they know you by name and treat you like family Down Home A mans good word and a hand shake are all you need Folks know If they're fallin' on hard times they can fall back home Those of us raised up down home In the corner of the hardware store Gathered round on a checkered board Old men telling lies and crownin' kings Kids drivin' round the old town square Cops roll down int he cool night air Go and see what's shakin' at the Dairy Queen (CHORUS) Down Home Where they know you by name and treat you like family Down Home A mans good word and a hand shake are all you need Folks know If they're fallin' on hard times they can fall back home Those of us raised up down home When I was a boy I couldn't wait to leave this place But now I wanna see my children raised Down Home Down Home Folks know If there fallin' on hard times they can fall back home Those of us raised up Down Home Where they know you by name and treat you like family Down Home A mans good word and a handshake are all you need Folks know If they're fallin' on hard times they can fall back home Those of us raised up Down Home Down Home Way down home Down home Down Home Way down home

Cheers To Me Mr. Bentley

DA BAND
And good evening (Yeah, good evening!) It is I, Mr. Hospitality (yeah, we here baby!) Aka Mr. Hardwork (aka Mr. Hardwork) Aka Mr. Central Pay Icon (I don't know about all that) Aka America's Perfect Gentleman, the talented Mr. Bentley (Bentley!) Cheers to me, the honorary seventh member of the band (Alright, hey hey hey) And we're here to talk to you all about hard work (Hard Work!) A lot of people want to be a part of the music business, (yeah I know I need some cash!) But we're here to tell you it takes a lot of hard work (yeah yeah, you gotta work hard) The first thing you have to do is get yourself a mentor, (Uh-huh, uh-huh!) Hope he has more hustle than Russell and Lyor (Russell or Lyor, Hey!) Just so happens mine has four-hundred million more (More!) You've seen the boy dance, there's more in store (More in store!) Never seen a record label platinum plaques this consistent (Consistent!) You know the president, now meet his assistant (Now meet his assistant!) Switch titles, just as persistent You got a demo, but my number ain't listed (It ain't listed, you can't find me) You better catch me when you see me in the streets, folks (Streets, folks) You know me when you see me, see me with my Tie-Bow Bow-Tie, and don't touch it, I ain't lying folks Oh, there goes Bentley going to Maybach for a transport Oh, there goes Bentley, he ain't driving, he's in the back folks (Yo where my glasses nigga, I told you he bought thirty spokes!) We gonna show you how to do this son! Chopper City, and Freddy Pee You know I'm shouting out to VP HP, Dylan the Dillenger (Stevie J and Dot track!) E. Ness, Babs, and don't sample Dofat! Miss Stokes sing a line chairman Diddy co-signed! Yo, we gonna show you how to do this son! (Yo, we gonna show you how to do this son! Word!)

Woody's Rag / Hard Work

ARLO GUTHRIE "Son Of The Wind"
While we're on the subject of hard work, I just wanted to say that I always was a man to work. I was born working and I worked my way up by hard work. I ain't never got nowhere yet but I got there by hard work. Work of the hardest kind. I been down and I been out and I've been busted, disgusted and couldn't be trusted. I worked my way up and I worked my way down. I've been drunk and I've been sober. I've had hard times and I got hijacked and been robbed for cash and robbed on credit. Worked my way into jail and outta jail and I woke up a lotta mornings and I didn't even know where I was at. But the hardest work I ever done is when I was trying to get myself a worried woman to ease my worried mind. Now I'm gonna tell you just about how much hard work I had to do to get this here woman that I'm a-tellin' you about. I shook hands with 97 of her kinfolks and her blood relatives and I done the same with 86 people that was just her friends and her neighbors. Kissed 73 babies and put dry pants on 34 of 'em, as well as others, and done the When thing several times, as well as a lot of other things just about like this. I held 125 head of wild horses, put saddles and bridles on more than that, harnessed some of the craziest, wildest teams in the whole country. I rode 14 loco broncos to a dead standstill and let 42 hound dogs lick me all over. 7 times I was bit by hungry dogs and I was chewed all to pieces by water moccasins and rattlesnakes on 2 separate river bottoms. I chopped and I carried 314 arm loads of stoved wood; 100 buckets of coal, and I carried a gallon of kerosene 18 miles and lost a good pair of shoes in a mud hole. And I chopped and I weeded 48 rows of short cotton, 13 acres of bad corn and cut the sticker weeds out of 11 back yards, all on account a 'cause I wanted to show her that I was a man and I liked to work I cleaned out 9 barnloads, and cranked 31 automobiles, all makes and models, pulled 3 cars out of mud holes and 4 out of snowdrifts. I dug 5 cisterns of water for some of her friends and neighbors and run all kinds of errands. I played the fiddle for 9 church meetings and I joined 11 separate denominations. I signed up and joined up for 7 of the best trade unions I could find and paid my dues about 6 weeks ahead of time, waded 40 miles of swamps, 60 big rivers, walked across 2 mountain ranges and crossed 3 deserts. I got the fever and I got the sun stroke and I got the malaria and I got the flu and I got moonstruck and skeeter bit, the poison ivy and the 7 year itch and the blind staggers. I was given up for lost and dead about 2 dozen times. Struck by lightning, struck by Congress, struck by friends and kinfolks, as well as by 3 cars on the highways and a lotta times in peoples' henhouses. I been hit and run down and run over and walked on and knocked around and I'm just settin' here now trying to study up what else I can do to show that woman that I still ain't afraid of hard work.

Floater

BOB DYLAN "Love And Theft"
Down over the window From the dazzling sunlit rays through the back alleys, through the blinds another one of them endless days Honey bees are buzzing leaves begin to stir I'm in love with my second cousin I tell myself I could be happy forever with her I keep listening for footsteps but I ain't never hearing any from the boat, I fish for bullheads I catch a lot, sometimes too many A summer breeze is blowin' a squall is setting in sometimes it's just plain stupid to get into any kind of wind Well the old men 'round here sometimes they get on bad terms with the younger men, old, young, age don't carry weight it doesn't matter in the end One of the boss' hangers-on Sometimes comes to call At times you least expect Tryin' to bully you, strongarm you, inspire you with fear It has the opposite effect There's a new grove of trees on the outskirts of town the old one is long gone 10 foot, 2 foot, 6 across Burns with the bark still on They say times are hard if you don't believe it you can follow your nose it don't bother me, times are hard anywhere we'll just have to see how it goes My old man, he's like some feudal lord he's got more lives than a cat I've never seen him quarrel with my mother even once things come alive or they fall flat You can smell the pine wood burnin' you can hear the school bell ring got to get up near the teacher, if you can if you wanna learn anything Romeo, he said to Juliet, you got a poor complexion it don't give you an appearance or a youthful touch Juliet said back to Romeo, why don't you just shove off, if it bothers you so much They got outta here any way they could Cold rain can give you the shivers they went down the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, all the rest of them rebel rivers If you ever try to interfere with me or cross my path again, you do so at the peril of your life I'm not quite as cool, or forgiving as I sound I've seen enough heartache and strife My grandfather was a duck trapper, he could do it with just dragnets and ropes () my grandmother could sew new dresses out of old cloth, I don't know if they had any dreams or hopes. I had 'em once, though I suppose To go along with all the ring dancing, Christmas carols and all the Christmas eves I left all my dreams and hopes buried under tobacco leaves Not always easy kicking someone up got to wait awhile, it can be an unpleasant task sometimes somebody wants you to give something up And tears or not, it's too much to ask.

There's Nothing Soft About Hard Times

JIMMY BUFFETT "Down To Earth"
Every day held a new surprise I watched the hunger burning in my sister's eyes The paste-board shack we called home Would haunt me in my dreams 'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times We never knew anything groovy A dime meant bread and not a movie The muscles that controlled my smile were rarely ever used 'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times Had to go 'cause I could see I wasn't meant for poverty The family ties were broken soon and I went off to find the moon So I sit on a bench in Jackson Square I drink my wine and I breathe the midnight air Tomorrow I'll just hit the street and bum another dime 'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times Had to go 'cause I could see I wasn't meant for poverty The family ties were broken soon and I went off to find the moon So I sit on a bench in Jackson Square I drink my wine and I breathe the midnight air Tomorrow I'll just hit the street and bum another dime 'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times

For Someone Special

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS "Takin' It To The Streets"
(Tiran Porter) Well, I thought you'd be back on the track But I guess I was wrong, man For the look in your eyes was the same Empty high that you'd shown As I ran down the road I'd forgotten this load was upon you So the band packed its bags and played on, goodbye It's been years since I cried But this feeling inside really hurt me And you know that we're loyal Through the years of hard toil we stood by But our licks' gotten better I thought you could weather the good times So I guess that it's hard to leave Bad times and downers behind So it came down to sayin' You haven't been playin' for so long That our heads caked with rust And the dust of a million sad sighs In the mornings I've tried To reach down inside And push that nightmare away Now I'm glad that it's over, it's over Now I can play

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