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    I have been listening to A LOT of John Prine lately. I think his writing definetly had an influence on this song. This one has clear direction for me. I wrote these lyrics with kind of a blue grass “pick, strum” rhythm in my head with banjo fills and “solos”. Simple G,C,D progression with a mix in the chorus.

    Its weird, I go for weeks without writing anything and then this pours out in a couple hours. Still tweeking here and there and am open for suggestions. Hoping to sit down and record next week. Anyway -

    One More Day On The Family Farm

    I was killed on the road in New England
    By a man who was traveling out of town
    Then again I am from Virginia
    Another soul to add to the lost and found

    I don’t know how I earned the right to be here
    I know that I ain’t ever going back
    Please don’t think of this as complaining
    Stole away my impending heart attack


    Please Lord I hope you will forgive me
    People never mean you any harm
    Hope you find it in your heart to give me
    One more day down on the family farm


    Laying in this box with all these strangers
    Smell of day old flowers in the air
    People shuffle by, cry and whisper
    Now I know who did and did not care

    Preacher said some words, hymns were playing
    Everybody stand up, sit down, kneel
    Took 6 men to put me in the limo
    How I yearn to be behind the wheel


    Please Lord I hope you will forgive me
    People never mean you any harm
    Hope you find it in your heart to give me
    One more day down on the family farm


    Put me in the ground against me wishes
    Didn’t kick and scream along the way
    Ashes, dust and dirt thrown upon me
    Guess there’s really nothing more to say


    Please Lord I hope you will forgive me
    People never mean you any harm
    Hope you find it in your heart to give me
    One more day down on the family farm
    One more day down on the family farm
    One more day

    Down on the family farm
    Last edited by tony333; 11-11-2017, 08:25 PM.












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