“Left Its Mark On Me”

 

VERSE

I grew up in farm country

Down this gravel road, 720

Ain't much pavement this far out

In the county

I used to fish off of these levees

I've got a spot on Number 9

Used to catch them channel cats

With a few old girlfriends of mine

 

PRECHORUS

As a kid I never knew I'd miss the cotton and the field rows 

Chasin' down rabbits with a bolt-action .22

 

CHORUS

It's why muddy water runs through my veins

Why I never get tired of hearin' them trains

It's a drive-through liquor store, on Friday night

And it's a single swingin' traffic light

It's a Sunday mornin' with my Grandad

Hearin' him say grace

It’s hearin' my Momma sing

Yeah, it’s like a tattoo I ain't scared to let everybody see

This place sure left its mark on me

 

VERSE

There's the grain elevator

In '82 they shut ‘er down

Cross over that ol' train trestle

And you've seen my whole hometown

I used to listen late at night

To the train that ran out by I-55

I'd dream about bein' a drifter

Hoppin' a boxcar and rollin' the dice 

 

PRECHORUS

As a kid I never knew how much I'd miss that whistle

Moanin' in the midnight, carryin' me home

 

CHORUS

 

OUTRO

That's why muddy water runs through my veins

Why I never get tired of hearin' them trains

A drive through liquor store, on Friday nights

I want to hit it and head to the county line

Have a big get-together way out on the bayou

With guitars and a bonfire like we used to

Aww, don’t it bring back memories

Like a tattoo I ain't scared to let everybody see

This place sure left its mark on me

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