I'LL KEEP IT COUNTRY (Feature Track)
I’ll Keep It Country


SHE OWNS A 3 ACRE PLOT
SURROUNDED BY A PARKING LOT
STRIP MALLS RESTAURANTS AND CONCRETE

SHE STILL SITS IN HER SWING
SHUCKIN’ CORN AND SNAPPING BEANS
SHE GREW IN THE GARDEN OUT BY THE STREET

SHE OWNS THE LAST OLD FARM HOUSE
IN THIS BOOMING LITTLE TOWN
BUT SHE WON’T LET THE NOISE
OF CORPORATE NEIGHBORS PUSH HER OUT

CHORUS::
SHE REMEMBERS NOT THAT LONG AGO
THIS BLACKTOP WAS A GRAVEL ROAD
BEFORE FENCE POST TURNED INTO STREET LIGHTS

AND ACROSS THE ROADS A NEW WAL-MART
WHERE OLD MAN CROWDER USED TO FARM
BUT THE WEEK HE DIED HIS KIDS PUT UP A FOR SALE SIGN
SHE SAID THEY MIGHT TO THE SAME THING TO ME SOME DAY
BUT AS LONG AS IM ALIVE, ILL KEEP IT COUNTRY

THERE’S TWO OLD RUSTY WAGON WHEELS
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL
WHERE SHE PULLS IN TO HER DRIVEWAY

AND UNDER NEATH HER CARPORT
SITS A 60’S FAIRLANE FORD
SHE FIRES UP AND DRIVES TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY

SHE SAID IT USED TO BE THE MOST PEACEFUL DRIVE
BUT NOW THERES AT LEAST A DOZEN TRAFFIC LIGHTS

CHORUS::
SHE REMEMBERS NOT THAT LONG AGO
THIS BLACKTOP WAS A GRAVEL ROAD
BEFORE FENCE POST TURNED INTO STREET LIGHTS

AND ACROSS THE ROADS A NEW WAL-MART
WHERE OLD MAN CROWDER USED TO FARM
BUT THE WEEK HE DIED HIS KIDS PUT UP A FOR SALE SIGN
SHE SAID THEY MIGHT TO THE SAME THING TO ME SOME DAY
BUT AS LONG AS IM ALIVE, ILL KEEP IT COUNTRY

BUT SHE KNOWS THAT WHEN SHE GONE
THEY MIGHT JUST TEAR THE OLD PLACE DOWN
BUT AS LONG AS SHES STILL BREATHING
THIS IS HER PIECE OF GROUND

CHORUS::
SHE REMEMBERS NOT THAT LONG AGO
THIS BLACKTOP WAS A GRAVEL ROAD
BEFORE FENCE POST TURNED TO STREET LIGHTS

AND ACROSS THE ROADS A NEW WAL-MART
WHERE OLD MAN CROWDER USED TO FARM
BUT THE WEEK HE DIED HIS KIDS PUT UP A FOR SALE SIGN
SHE SAID THEY MIGHT TO THE SAME THING TO ME SOME DAY
BUT AS LONG AS IM ALIVE, ILL KEEP IT COUNTRY

“IM GONNA KEEP IT COUNTRY”