lifeblood: songs: lyrics: shit kickin'


shit kickin'
suburban
i grew up bareback ridin'
out on the weekends at ol' partain's
if you can catch em'
you can ride em'
that's what the old man said to us kids
i took that and ran for the rest of my days

(yeah)

i'm a little bit left
of the salt of the earth
not too proud
i'll prove my worth
a little bit right
my family
you know they let me be
to make my way
through this world
in spite of everything
shit kickin'
suburban
for all i'm worth

i'm a honda girl
trail 90
burnt my calf every time i'd ride it
that carburetor left its mark on me
if you can start em'
you can ride em'
that's what my daddy said to us kids
i took that and ran for the rest of my days

(yeah)

i'm a little bit left
of the salt of the earth
not too proud
i'll prove my worth
a little bit right
my family
you know they let me be
to make my way
through this world
in spite of everything

tearing down the dirt roads
dean brown's gas store
walking past the old men
get a load of that tomboy
kid
flying out the back door
down to the lakeshore
fishing pole bait worms
delta dawn in my head

catchin' and releasin'
didn't feel it creepin'

that kudzu covered me
like it would set me free
from the old ways
and the old men

but damn that trickery
it got the best of me
i'm gonna
tear it down and start again
yeah one two yeah

grandaddy
(mmm)
was a preacher
(mmm)
built that church from the sand to the steeple
(mmm) (mmm) (mmm) (mmm)
i didn't know him except
(mmm)
by his journaling hand
(mmm) (mmm) (mmm) (mmm)
if you can find him
(mmm)
you can love him
(mmm)
but girl you gotta be honest about him
(mmm) (mmm) (mmm) (mmm)
or you'll be fighting them weeds for the rest of your days
(mmm)

i'm a little bit left
of the salt of the earth
that's all right
i'll prove my worth
a little bit right
but my family
you know they set me free
to make my way
through this world
in spite of everything

shit kickin'
(oh yeah)
suburban
(oh yeah)
for all i'm worth

shit kickin'
(oh yeah)
suburban
(oh yeah)
for all i'm worth
(yeah)

words and music by amy ray


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