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One More Day On The Family Farm

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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

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