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Country Roads

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Take Me Home, Country Roads Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River, Life is old there, older than the trees, Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain mamma, take me home Country roads All my memories, gather round her Modest lady, stranger to blue water Dark and dusty, painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mamma, take me home To the country roads I hear her voice in the morning hour as she calls me The radio reminds me of my home far away Driving down the road I get a feeling That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mamma, take me home Country roads Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mamma, take me home Country roads Take me home, country roads Take me home, country roads

Take Me Home Country Road

ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE "Facing Future"
Almost Heaven, West Makaha, high-ridge mountain, crystal-clear blue water. All my friends there hanging on da beach, young and old among them, feel the ocean breeze. Country road, take me home, to the place I belong, West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala. Oh, take me home, oh, country road. I heard a voice, in the morning calm, she calls me, as though to remind me of my Home far away. Driving down the road, I feel the Spirit coming to me, from yesterday, yesterday. All my memories hold Heaven on high, brown-skinned woman, clear blue island sky. Daytime sunshine, oo-ooh so bright, midnight moon a-glowing, stars up in the sky. Country road, take me home, to the place I belong, West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala. Take me home, take me home, country road. I hear a voice, in the morning calm, she's calling, as though to remind me of my Home far away. We driving down the road, I feel the Spirits coming to me, of yesterday, yesterday. Almost Heaven, West Makaha, high ridge mountain, crystal clear blue waters. All my friends there sitting on the beach, young and old among them, eating fish straight from the sea. Country road, take me home, to the place I belong, West Makaha, oh, Mount Ka'ala. Take me home, oh country road. Country road, take me home, oh to the place I belong. West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala, take me home, oh country road. Country road, oh take me home, yes to the place, to the place, I belong, West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala, take me home country road. Country road, take me home, to the place I was born, West Makaha, Mount Ka'ala. Take me home, country road....... Huuhuu. Huuu-tah. Good fo' be back. White san', clean watah. Hô boy, the mountain...feel the makani... whew, what a place.

For My Country

Joey Tempest
Like a vision That I keep inside A memory locked away No borderlines No enemies No religion to betray I have felt the change And it hurts me too That no distance can deny This is for my country Still battered and still bruised I´ve come to offer all I can I will fight for you I will fight for you You climb a hill Yet you fall down a mountain When the truth is hard to face And envy you So proud and strong Still your people you embrace And I am part of that What you´ve given me I have come to give it back This is for my country The spirit of my song I´ve seen you suffler long enough And it´s where I belong It´s where I belong I will keep my word I will retrify With all that I am worth This is for my country Forever I am bound With every bit of strength I hold I´d never let you down I´d never let you down It´s where I belong

Littlefield

WAYLON JENNINGS "A Man Called Hoss"
I was born in '37, a sharecropper's son Out on the great south plains There in the suburbs of a dryland cotton patch In the middle of a west Texas rain And for all of you folks out there in radioland who don't know what a West Texas rain is, Well that's what's commonly known as a sandstorm Remember that, you'll need it later I guess times were hard but livin' was easy We always found a way to survive Fried chicken and gravy and an old tune off the guitar Was enough to keep a country boy alive And on Saturday afternoons it was Lester Pruitt's "The Picture Show" On Saturday's nights is the Grand Ol' Uproar from Nashville Tennessee, take it away boys Lookin' back now and thinkin' it over Life was like an old country song My mama taught me the melody and daddy taught me the chords I made the words up on my own And sometimes it didn't rhyme, but they always had a reason, Even if it was unbeknownst to no one but myself I guess all that west Texas sand in my crawl, that's what make me so mean I'd bet I was the only boy ever expelled from Sunday school Lover, fighter, wild-horse rider, and purty dern good windmill maker Look out world, here I come

Belong

Chris Rice
Fading memories ignored I crawl across the forest floor Pool reflects an orphan child Dirty, lost, alone and wild Fatherless and nameless still Fallen heart and broken, will there ever be a place where I belong I cower ‘neath the monster trees And try to stand on tired feet But gravity knocks me to the ground Where I give up, and tears roll down I claw the dust and beg the end Curse the day that I began to hope there'd be a place where I belong I hear a sound I recognize You lift my chin and seek my eyes Song of love You sing to me I ache to sing it back to Thee Father Love prepares a place Brother Jesus leads the way Follow to the place where you belong! How did I miss this wondrous song? The forest sang it all along River rinses all your shame Father offers you His name Father Love prepares a home Brother Jesus leads you on Follow to the place where you belong! Father Love prepares a place Brother Jesus leads the way Follow to the place where you belong Follow to the place where you belong!

12 O'Clock Whistle

JAMES MCMURTRY "It Had To Happen"
The air raid siren at the high school blew Every weekday, twelve o'clock noon Dinner time, people as if we didn't know I guess the city fathers liked to hear that thing blow The boys were chasing the city truck, spraying DDT It kept the mosquitoes down And that stuff won't hurt you none the neighbor lady'd say Encephalitis, now that can ruin your day Granny was hanging out wash, talking across the fence The neighbor lady nodded like it all made sense She's just gonna stay with him 'til the kids are grown Fetch me that clothes pin up off the ground would you hon' Won't you stay with me 'til the sun goes down? On that flat top mountain to the West of town Won't you stay a while, I just don't see Why you must be leaving? Won't you stay with me? I had a cherry coke dripping on my cowboy clothes Riding down Scott street in that big white Olds We're going through nigger town, honey lock your doors 'Course that's not what we're supposed to call 'em anymore We're going to the beauty shop, it's not too far You can come inside or you can just set in the car No you can't go with grandpa to the pasture today They're shipping calves and you'd just get in the way Won't you stay with me 'til the sun goes down? On that flat top mountain to the West of town Won't you stay a while, I just don't see Why you must be leaving? Won't you stay with me? We had fried okra and black eyed peas Granny had her saccharin, she was putting it in her tea Pull that screen door to hon' you're letting in flies Don't you know nothing Yonder comes the pickup, he's coming down the street Run help him put the horses up so we can eat He's always late for dinner, Lord, he moves so slow 12 o'clock whistle blew half an hour ago Won't you stay with me 'til the sun goes down? On that flat top mountain to the West of town Won't you stay a while, I just don't see Why you must be leaving? Won't you stay with me?

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