On My Family Tree

Song Length 3:34 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Lead Vocal Male Vocal

Lyrics

ON MY FAMILY TREE
© 2007 Mitch Townley/Donna Valentine

(verse)
RED DIRT POOR PEDIGREE
FARMER'S TAN, A WORKING MAN'S MENTALITY
ROOTS RUN DEEP AS THEY ARE PROUD
A HISTORY OF HOLDIN' ON AND HOLDIN' OUT
SEEDS OF FAITH SOWN IN THE GROUND OF MINE
A STEADY STREAM OF HOPE FOR WHEN THE DREAMS RUN DRY
WORST OF TIMES DON'T GET THE BEST OF ME
CAUSE GIVIN' UP DON'T GROW ON MY FAMILY TREE

(verse)
NO TAILGATE, RUSTY HOOD
DENTED DOOR, BUT IT'S PAID FOR AND RUNNING GOOD
SAGGING PORCH, LEAKY ROOF
DON'T GET ME DOWN CAUSE WHAT I'VE GOT IS WEATHERPROOF
FAITH IN GOD AND AN HONEST LIFE
LOVE MY COUNTRY, MY THREE KIDS, AND MY WIFE
THESE LEAN TIMES WON'T GET THE BEST OF ME
CAUSE GIVING UP DON'T GROW ON MY FAMILY TREE

(bridge)
BREAK OF DAWN STARTS A NEW DAY AGAIN
FIELDS NEED TENDING SO MY FAMILY CAN BE FED
I KEEP DIGGING IN THIS SOIL OF MINE
KNOWING THAT THEY'LL COME A HARVEST TIME

(verse)
DADDY WAS A DUST BOWL CHILD
BORN IN BOISE CITY, NINETEEN THIRTY FIVE
LEATHERED SKIN, SWEAT-SOAKED BROW
CALLOUSED HANDS FROM DRAWING LIFE OUT OF THE GROUND
POURED HIS SOUL INTO THIS LAND
BREAKING BACK AND GIVING THANKS FOR WHAT HE HAD
BURIED HIM WHERE THEY'LL BURY ME
RESTING THE SHADE, OF MY FAMILY TREE



Lyrics Townley/Valentine Music Townley/Valentine

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