Dirt

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1.
Dirt 03:22
Dirt is what this land’s made of/ Work, is what this ranch is made of/ And no amount of money can buy/ No amount of money can buy/ Hurt, it’s what them colts put on me/ Curse, is response immediately/ And sometimes I don’t know why/ No amount of money can buy It’s a hard, hard life, but we got what we came for/ And there is no one reason why no amount of money can buy this dirt Flirt, it’s what she does with me, and it works, she’s got a good hold on me/ And no amount of money can buy/ No amount of money can buy/ Shirts, we give ‘em off our backs, I’m sure, ‘cause out here we do it like that/ There’s a feeling that you can’t deny/ It’s something no amount of money can buy It’s a hard, hard life, but we got what we came for/ And there is no one reason why no amount of money can buy this dirt Dirt, is where the best roads lead/ Dirt, it’s how I know I’m really free And I wouldn’t trade this way of life for anything It’s a hard, hard life, but we got what we came for/ And every day is a miracle/ Like the green, green grass that grows up out of… It’s a hard, hard life, but we got what we came for/ And there is no one reason why no amount of money can buy this dirt/ There’s no amount of money that can buy this dirt Dirt, you can’t afford this dirt/ It’s not for sale, but you can grab a shovel
2.
Campfire 03:31
You could use a couple sticks or a lighter and some gasoline/ Or get a little steel wool and a 9-volt battery/ There’s a hundred different ways to make that blue, orange, red and yellow/ Then build it up as warm and bright as a couple million candles Campfire, Mother Nature’s light/ A campfire, means we can stay right here tonight/ I love the way your perfume mingles with the smell of burnin’ pine of a campfire Marshmallow, brown as your summer skin/ One lucky fellow that you ended up here with/ We can stare at the embers, and sit real close like this/ Do you feel that burnin’ in your heart and in your shins? Campfire, Mother Nature’s light/ A campfire, means we can stay right here tonight/ I love the way your perfume mingles with the smell of burnin’ pine of a campfire, campfire Your green eyes shine so beautiful, I’m sure you get that a lot/ It ain’t that flame, it’s you girl, that makes those blue jeans look so hot When you find true love, well it’s like a flame/ It’s strong enough to start in the rain/ And when that hard wind blows, the spark of true love grows/ It just burns hotter and hotter Campfire, Mother Nature’s light/ A campfire, means we can stay right here tonight/ I love the way your perfume mingles with the smell of burnin’ pine of a campfire Campfire
3.
Hot desert breeze blows the sin away/ Highway to Hell on the California radio/ He pulls into the bright lights, time to lay it on the line/ Sees the preview in is head, how it all goes down tonight/ Star Spangled Banner means it’s almost time/ Feels the leather, hears the resin burning on the rawhide/ Risin’ adrenaline puts his heart in perfect in time with the hoof beats of rough stock in July/ Branded brave or just insane, to him it’s really all the same There’s a line drawn in the sand between Salinas and Cheyenne/ If it all goes south, I’m sure he’ll think of somethin’/ Tonight he’ll be ninety or nothin’ It’s so hard to hear her voice, when he’s got a choice/ And the sure thing is to turn around and go home/ But he’s feeling lucky, he knows he could have it all/ ‘cause he came out here to fight at this last chance rodeo/ Branded brave or just insane, to him it’s really all the same There’s a line drawn in the sand between Salinas and Cheyenne/ If it all goes south, I’m sure he’ll think of somethin’/ Tonight he’ll be ninety or nothin’ There’s a line drawn in the sand between Salinas and Cheyenne/ If it all goes south, I pray to God he’ll think of somethin’/ Tonight he’ll be ninety or nothin’ Hot desert breeze blows the sin away/ Highway to Hell on the California radio
4.
It’s been a rough ride trying to keep it together/ You never know what the miles bring/ I’m hanging by a string,but I got this thing/ How about you girl, where you been?/ I never dreamed I’d see you again/ You look so great/ Yeah, we were something back then/ I remember how I wanted you more than anything/ I’d stay right here a while, but I, I got this thing I got this thing called a wedding ring and I’m wearing it with pride/ And I got this girl the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life/ And I know I’m not perfect even though she says I am/ She believes in me/ I got this thing It’s just a little band hangin’ on my left hand, but it means that I’m a lucky man/ It’s been five years/ Yeah, were talking ‘bout kids/ Well, I won’t lie your eyes make my heart skip a beat/ I’d stay with you tonight, except for just one thing I got this thing called a wedding ring and I’m wearing it with pride/ And I got this girl the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life/ And I know I’m not perfect even though she says I am/ She believes in me/ I got this thing Hey, I don’t have the kind of innocence I wish I still did/ But, I thank God for someone who believes I can walk away from this I got this thing called a wedding ring and I’m wearing it with pride/ And I got this girl the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life/ And I know I’m not perfect even though she says I am/ She believes in me/ I got this thing I got this thing
5.
Mustang 03:44
I wedged my hand in the riggin’ as I stepped down in the chutes/ Pushed my hat down tight and hollered turn her loose/ She went out and threw a fit, kicking for the sky/ I landed face down in the mud and they all wonder why/ A mustang was my first love/ A mustang, every night I was thinking of that wild horse tattoo and how high we flew/ I became a man on a mustang In a 1969 Mach 1 I was taking on the world/ Driving down the road with college books and a college girl/ I never thought we’d go that far in the early autumn rain/ In the back seat of a car, middle of the day, in A mustang, where I first tasted love/ A mustang, every night I was thinking of her buckaroo tattoo and how high we flew/ I became a man in a mustang Oh, how the years go by/ I wish someone could tell me why it has to be like this We found you in the sagebrush, an orphan of the range/ Yeah, me and that college girl gave you the name Mustang/ And you returned the favor raising our two little kids/ And now you’re old, but before you go, I have to tell you this Mustang, I pray you know how much I love you/ Little Mustang, I’ll be thinking of you/ You carried me on the day I took her hand/ I became a man on a mustang Mustang
6.
It started with a sly glance that night/ Ended in a slow dance oh my, my Had a little romance on my mind/ But it’s best to wait for things sometimes/ She had a rockin’ body, for sure/ She shook it on the dance floor, my Lord/ Movin’ like some honky tonkin’ queen/ She might be the woman of my dreams That little spitfire from down in Georgia/ Had too much Jack in her Coca-Cola/ Said, hey man I really want to get to know ya Well, anything you need baby I can show ya Cause you got that easy, warm feeling/ That ooh-la-la/ And if love comes a swingin’ ya know that I’m bound to take the fall, take the fall So glad I got her number that night/ ‘Cause we’ve been having the time of our lives holding down the country side by side/ Thinkin’ ‘bout that night, when That little spitfire from down in Georgia/ Had too much Jack in her Coca-Cola/ Said, hey man I really want to get to know ya Well, anything you need baby I can show ya Cause you got that easy, warm feeling/ That ooh-la-la/ And if love comes a swingin’ ya know that I’m bound to take the fall, take the fall I love her simple country style/ That easy country smile/ I’d walk a country mile, for That little spitfire from down in Georgia who had too much Jack in her Coca-Cola/ Said, hey man I really want to get to know ya/ Well, anything you need baby I can show ya Cause you got that easy, warm feeling/ That ooh-la-la/ And if love comes a swingin’ ya know that I’m bound to take the fall, take the fall Take the fall x2
7.
Gone Wild 03:32
Like the howlin’ wind on the sagebrush plain/ As wild as a mustang roamin’ the open range/ Like a river runnin’ down a canyon wall/ Wild as aspen fading into fall, into fall Down a long and lonesome highway, I swear I’ll do this my way/ I don’t know if I’ll survive/ I can feel that distant thunder/ Fear won’t pull me under ‘cause I’m gone, gone wild I always knew I had the strength to climb/ But I have dreams that reach beyond the sky/ And I don’t mean to hurt you with good-bye/ But I’ll never know for sure unless I try/ It’s my life Down a long and lonesome highway, I swear I’ll do this my way/ I don’t know if I’ll survive/ I can feel that distant thunder/ Fear won’t pull me under ‘cause I’m gone, gone wild Down a long and lonesome highway, I swear I’ll do this my way/ I don’t know if I’ll survive Down a long and lonesome highway, I swear I’ll do this my way/ I don’t know if I’ll survive/ I can feel that distant thunder/ Fear won’t pull me under ‘cause I’m gone, gone wild
8.
You’ve got scars and so do I/ Mostly healed, but left their mark/ You’ve shown me yours, and I promised you in time/ That I’d walk you through the graveyards in the shadows of my mind I’m 14 miles from Omaha/ I haven’t slept since Tonopah/ This time I’m only passing through/ It’s where I did so many things I’m not proud of/ I wouldn’t trade how it ended up ‘cause every road I chose led me to you/ 14 miles from Omaha It does me good to hear you on the line/ No time to sleep, too much time to think/ ‘cause I can see those fields of corn and still taste the wine/ That led to the loss of a whole lot of precious time I’m 14 miles from Omaha/ I haven’t slept since Tonopah/ This time I’m only passing through/ It’s where I did so many things I’m not proud of/ I wouldn’t trade how it ended up ‘cause every road I chose led me to you It’s where I lost the fire of my youth and someone else’s, too/ But I’ve carried my cross up a hill to a different point of view A few more miles and I’ll be off this ledge/ A few more days, and I’ll be back home/ And I’ll fix this open wound with one final stitch/ But, that Missouri River haunts me as I cross this Mormon Bridge I’m 14 miles from Omaha/ I haven’t slept since Tonopah/ Don’t worry, I just passed through/ It’s where I did so many things I’m not proud of/ I wouldn’t trade how it ended up ‘cause every road I chose led me to you/ 14 miles from Omaha
9.
Starring at the shadows in the window as the snow falls/ Thinking ‘bout the good times that we’ve had, we had no fear at all/ I remember those summer days/ You were wrapped up in my arms You know this doesn’t have to end/ We can go back again/ Girl, you’re still looking so fine/ Like that shimmer in the pines We can climb any mountain together, that was our deal/ Now there’s no time to talk about forever, we’re just sliding down a hill/ But I remember those summer nights/ Laying out under the stars You know this doesn’t have to end/ We can go back again/ Girl, you’re still looking so fine/ Like that shimmer in the pines So follow me I’ll lead you by the hand back to the start/ We still have time for a second dance and this song is ours, and You know this doesn’t have to end/ We can go back again/ And you’re still looking so damn fine/ Like that shimmer in the pines Shimmer in the pines
10.
Broke 03:28
I may be broke, but I’m not broken/ Though I just can’t catch a break/ It may sound funny, I ain’t got no money, but I’m thinking I got it made The rodeo is over and the paychecks are all wrote/ My name ain’t on one, now you could say I’m really broke/ My pride is tangled up, my back is pretty sore/ My riding arm is longer than before I may be broke, but I’m not broken/ Though I just can’t catch a break/ It may sound funny, I ain’t got no money, but I’m thinking I got it made The cowboys were tough and the ponies were so rank/ When my hand popped, my ol’ heart she sank, ‘cause there went all the dough to pay for my new spread/ There goes butter along with my bread I may be broke, but I’m not broken/ Though I just can’t catch a break/ It may sound funny, I ain’t got no money, but I’m thinking I got it made The less money that I win the more I need/ It’s the price I pay for living this rodeo dream I may be broke, but I’m not broken/ Though I just can’t catch a break/ It may sound funny, I ain’t got no money, but I’m thinking I got it made I may be broke, but I’m not broken/ Though I just can’t catch a break/ It may sound funny, I ain’t got no money, but I’m thinking I got it made
11.
Them old timers come rolling in and grab themselves a seat by the fire/ Their old faces so scarred and worn, they’re wild like the lands they ride/ They tell their tales of how they owe their lives to buckskin mules and old buck knives, and all the true love they sacrificed to live them old coyote lives, so Throw another log on the fire for an old west revival/ Take a load off and listen for a while/ Take a pull and pass the bottle, pass it to them old Ryegrass Riders/ Take a load off and listen for a while Them old stories start to fade to the howling wolves of yesterday/ Cattle wars and unsettled scores between outlaw brothers over two bit whores/ And though they died so long ago feels like they’re right here ready to take a pull/ And they’d never know all the seeds they’d sew when they yoked that wagon and said goodbye Chicago Throw another log on the fire for an old west revival/ Take a load off and listen for a while/ Take a pull and pass the bottle, pass it to them old Ryegrass Riders/ Take a load off and listen for a while Grizzly Jim, used to ride with him down them old trap lines in the howlin’ wind/ A few good years on the Upper Green, ‘til that law came in like a new machine/ He went from getting’ skins to crude run-ins with crooked lawmen creepin’ in/ They took the land with their guns and greed and shot Jimmy down and they watched him bleed, so Throw another log on the fire for an old west revival/ Take a load off and listen for a while/ Take a pull and pass the bottle, pass it to them old Ryegrass Riders/ Take a load off and listen for a while Take a load off and listen for a while Take a load off and listen for a while
12.
Let's Ride 03:39
So, you want guy who won’t try to move to fast/ Well, girl, it’d be a shame to take this slow/ I’ve got an extra saddle and I know that you can handle the stallion waiting right down the road We can run above hooves that crash like thunder/ Fast as lighting flashing in our eyes/ I think you know the spell you got me under, let’s ride/ We can ride to the head of the canyon from the desert blossoms down below/ Through the aspen and the sage to the pine trees in the shade up high/ Baby, let’s ride I suppose I could be entertained just sitting here watching you and watching them just try to take you home/ With all these guys surround you like flies, you ought to swat a few you/ If you wanna be alone, let’s go We can run above hooves that crash like thunder/ Fast as lighting flashing in our eyes/ I think you know the spell you got me under, let’s ride/ We can ride to the head of the canyon from the desert blossoms down below/ Through the aspen and the sage to the pine trees in the shade up high/ Baby, let’s ride If the thrill of the adventure takes your breath away/ If you’re caught up with emotion that you can’t explain away/ You can kiss me on the cheek and I will hold your hand/ If it leads to something more, I will understand We can run above hooves that crash like thunder/ Fast as lighting flashing in our eyes/ I think you know the spell you got me under, let’s ride/ We can ride to the head of the canyon from the desert blossoms down below/ Through the aspen and the sage to the pine trees in the shade up high/ Baby, let’s ride
13.
It’s so hard to say goodbye, but I don’t know why/ I know where good horses go/ I don’t like to think of dying, though I live my life like I can fly and I know where God’s children go When forever is today, we’ll thank God for the pain/ And be grateful for the wrong and right we did/ And if heaven is the rain, we’ll pray for thunder clouds all day/ And put it all in bottles and give it away/ When forever is today So I give you this ring and promise you everything/ Your love is all you need to promise me/ You saved my life, there is no doubt in my mind/ Now I know exactly where I’ll be When forever is today, we’ll thank God for the pain/ And be grateful for the wrong and right we did/ And if heaven is the rain, we’ll pray for thunder clouds all day/ And put it all in bottles and give it away/ When forever is today One day, I know, we’ll have to leave this world alone/ Without you, Heaven would be Hell for me When forever is today, we’ll thank God for the pain/ And be grateful for the wrong and right we did/ And if heaven is the rain, we’ll pray for thunder clouds all day/ And dance in circles like two little kids, when forever is today When forever is today When forever is today
14.
I pulled over in Boulder for drinks and some fuel/ Nearly five hours since I heard the news/ I bought a Coke for him and a green can for me/ “How do they make it so good and sell it so cheap?”/ Paint horses, saddle mules, and limousine cattle/ And pointers and hound dogs respected his name/ Back then we never knew he’d endure such a battle/ But he finally won his last fight today, now He’s breakin’ colts up in heaven/ And he’s getting one started for you/ And it might seem long, my long lost friend/ But we’ll ride with Gary again You can get yourself right out of a horse wreck just as fast as you got yourself in one/ Not ‘til I left home did I realize the value in his simple wisdom/ He taught us when to use spurs or a gentle hand/ And he called you, “Partner,” well, there’s no better brand/ You were born to a hero, so carry on his name/ He’s like a father to me too, and I know today that He’s breakin’ colts up in heaven/ And he’s getting one started for you/ And it might seem long, my long lost friend/ But we’ll ride with Gary again I know it’s been years and we’ve gone separate ways/ But, for a friend like you I’m grateful to him everyday So let’s head for the mountains, the land that heals a heart/ It’s practically heaven, we’re really not far/ We can get way off trail and head up the Divide/ And if I know Gary he’ll be there for the ride, ‘cause He’s breakin’ colts up in heaven/ And he’s getting one started for you/ And it might seem long, my long lost friend/ But we’ll ride with Gary again We’ll ride with Gary again We’ll ride with Gary again

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released April 16, 2013

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