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The Song: Dixie Road

The Man: Lee Greenwood

This is a throwback to one of my favourite Country artists of all time. My Mom bought his Greatest Hits album years and years ago and I have been hooked ever since.

The song I have chosen is “Dixie Road” and I can’t get enough of it, ever. We played it enough in my childhood that whenever I hear it it takes me right back to being a kid again, singing along with my Mom and my brother. If you listen to the song, you’ll understand why that’s important.

    Dixie Road by Lee Greenwood

I would pick and we would sing
To the rhythm of that front porch swing
The moonlight holds the spotlight that we shared
I found new notes on that old guitar,
She believed I could be a star
She told me that she wanted to be fair

She said, I love you more than to hold you down,
Boy you’re glory bound
We can’t share a world with different dreams
So I chased mine and she found hers too,
But someone else made hers come true
Now I’m a star, but every time I sing

My heart goes drifting down a dusty dixie road
Taking my mind, back in time
L.A. lights burn like hell once you know
You left heaven waitin’ down the dixie road.

Every night I’m in a different place
And I’m searching every stranger’s face
Trying to find the girl that’s just not there
She’s back there in Montgomery
And I’m clear across the country
But whenever I’m alone I go back there.

My heart goes drifting down a dusty dixie road
Taking my mind, back in time
L.A. lights burn like hell once you know
You left heaven waitin’ down the dixie road.

Just as a side note I would like to say that, while one of my favourites, this album is probably the most depressing album I own. No joke. Five out of the ten songs are about the man’s woman cheating on him or leaving him because he doesn’t have enough time and/or love for her, and he just sort of accepts it because, well, he had it coming to him, really. “Ain’t No Trick” is about how love may come easy but it’s impossible to keep. “Dixie Road”, as you can see, is about a singer who pines after his old sweetheart for his whole life.

“She’s Lying” is the most depressing song in history. He knows his wife is sleeping with someone else, but he doesn’t want her to leave him so he keeps the secret, all the while wishing she were lying with him instead of to him. Really.

The only positive song on the album is “I.O.U.” when he argues with his woman about which of them bring more to the relationship, but it’s still pretty tear-worthy. And don’t even get me started on “God Bless the USA”, sheesh! I can guarantee I have never once listened to that song without tearing up at the end when the massive cymbal crashes kick in.

So, if you’re feeling depressed and fancy listening to an album where you can cry along to all 34 minutes, then boy, is this ever the album for you! Still excellent, though!

xo
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