Truckers' Memorial

by Rodney DeCroo

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released July 10, 2006

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Track Name: Brandon
You've been driving on the rumble strip for two hours now,
sometimes I think you've lost your care.
Your eyes are open, your foot's on the gas, but you're not here.
I stare pass all we're passing, I stare out across the land,
I'm looking for Brandon, the only one who understands.

I'm going to hold you 'til Manitoba, just like we planned,
I'm going to hold you 'til Wheat City, then Brandon will take your hand.

When you first told me you loved Brandon, I thought I heard you wrong,
I guess Brandon's got something I don't, all the duets are gone,
I never meant to hurt you, there was nothing I could do,
the moment I saw Brandon, I knew I had to leave you.

I'm going to hold you 'til Manitoba, just like we planned,
I'm going to hold you 'til Wheat City, then Brandon will take your hand.

We'll I have to be with Brandon,
We'll you have to be with Brandon,
I hope you understand.
Track Name: Blue Rooms
There's a room in the sky, where the bluebirds all fly,
and all the tears in the world have been dried,
and I know it's true because once I looked inside,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

One side is right and one side is wrong,
and if you get past that you'll get this song,
I sure as hell hope it don't take us too long,
Blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

At the center of time where meet all the lines,
like spokes in a wheel rolling along just fine,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

I've been up and man, I've been down,
and I've been this whole wide world around.
It's all the same if you listen for the sound,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

At the center of time where meet all the lines,
like spokes in a wheel rolling along just fine,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

When comes the day for me to die,
I hope no one I know sits around and cries,
'cause I've just gone back to my place in that sky,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.

At the center of time where meet all the lines,
like spokes in a wheel rolling along just fine,
blue rooms, blue rooms, blue rooms.
Track Name: Double Wedding
Dearly beloved, we're gathered here today,
to figure out this mess. There are seven here
in tails and only two in a white dress.

We were a nine piece band when we left Yucatan.
Something happened along the way.
By the time we hit Port Hardy, we were a wedding party.

It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.
It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.

We used to play bridge on Saturday nights,
your wife came over after one of your fights.
I consoled her over a bottle of wine,
now I have your wife and you have mine.

It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.
It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.

It's the second double wedding,
there's a nine piece band. The guests didn't understand. Sometimes you have to go next door, to find your evermore,
sometimes it just takes twice to get it right.

It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.
It might be hell where we're heading,
but everyone loves a double wedding.
Track Name: Gin Train
She's a bird on a wire and my heart's on fire again,
my Bombay Sapphire is my only friend.

Here I am, just riding the gin train again,
here I am, just riding the gin train again.

She's a snowball in hell, and I'm a needle in the hay,
She said she had to go even though I begged her to stay.

Here I am, just riding the gin train again,
here I am, just riding the gin train again.

If I only had a never ending bottle I'd be happy,
because lately everything has been going wrong.

Here I am just riding the gin train again,
here I am just riding the gin train again.
Track Name: Hipster's Town
I've been all around this hipster town,
I've seen all there is to see.
I've been all around this hipster town,
it don't mean nothing to me.

I was walking down the sidewalk
with Woodie Guthrie, yes, it was in a dream.
We walked all around this hipster town,
he said it don't mean nothing to me.

I like a song that's been around,
a song with dirt on its hands.
I like a song with roots in the ground,
a song that knows where it stands.

A mocking heart is easy to find,
in this hipster town,
but a mocking heart it don't sing,
it just makes an empty sound.

I like a song that's been around,
a song with dirt on its hands.
I like a song with roots in the ground,
a song knows where it stands.

I've been all around this hipster town,
I've seen all there is to see.
I've been all around this hipster town,
it don't mean nothing to me.
Track Name: In The Pines
True love, true love, don't you lie to me.
Tell me where did you sleep last night?

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
and you shiver when the cold winds blow.

I wish that I'd never been born,
or that I had died young.
I'd never have kissed
your sweet, sweet lips
or heard your rattling tongue.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
and you shiver when the cold winds blow.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
that's where my true love goes.

The longest train, in this whole world,
runs round Joe Brown's coal mine.
Yeah, the headlights come
when that sun comes up,
and the caboose when that sun declines.

My husband was a railroad man,
killed a mile and a half from town.
His head was found in an engine wheel,
but his body never was found.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
and you shiver when the cold winds blow.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
that's where my true love goes.

True love, true love,
tell me where will you go.
I'm going to go
where the cold winds blow.

I'm going to weep,
going to cry, going to sigh,
I'm going to moan,
I'm going to dance,
in my old time clothes.

True love, true love,
tell me what have I done,
to make you treat me so?

You made me weep,
You made me moan,
then you sent me
out to roam.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
and you shiver when the cold winds blow.

In the pines, in the pines,
where the sun never shines,
that's where my true love goes.
Track Name: Rodeo
Rodeo it's too hard,
rodeo I can't make it,
out here all on my own.

Well, I can't make the buzzer,
when I know you love another,
and I'm so far from home.

You can cheat a lot of things,
but you can't cheat the rodeo.

Well, I can't make the buzzer
when I know you love another,
I know, I know, I know.

You can cheat at taxes,
you can cheat at cards,
you can cheat yourself,
you can cheat the lord.

You can cheat a lot of things,
but you can't cheat the rodeo.

It's too hard,
rodeo I can't make it,
out here all on my own.
Track Name: Shot Of Jesus
Give me a shot of Jesus.
Give me a shot today.
Give me a shot of Jesus.
He'll take my troubles away.

Hard traveling, hard traveling,
just trying to get away from myself.
Every time I need to get further,
I take a bottle of Jesus off the shelf.

Give me a shot of Jesus.
Give me a shot today.
Give me a shot of Jesus.
He'll take my troubles away.

I'm not the first person to lose my mind.
I'm seen other people do it before.
I'm not the first one to go out of control,
trying to get a little Jesus in my soul.

Give me a shot of Jesus.
Give me a shot today.
Give me a shot of Jesus.
He'll take my troubles away.

I know I'll never do time, for getting pulled over
with a bottle of Jesus in my hand.
Everyone knows he makes you walk a straight line,
if you listen to his plan.

Give me a shot of Jesus.
Give me a shot today.
Give me a shot of Jesus.
He'll take my troubles away.

I'll drink my troubles away.
Track Name: Stones In The Dirt
Some love lasts a lifetime,
some love lasts a week.
Some love is fast and easy,
some love can be cheap.

Some love is precious,
then there's a love that's rare.
The kind of love I got for you,
is the kind of love that's always there.

Stones in the dirt, flowers in the fields,
the kind of love that we've got,
is the kind of love that's real.

Some love comes in stop and starts,
some love is all the time.
Some love is crazy love,
some love is right between the lines.

Some love is painful,
makes you do hurtful things.
The kind of love I got for you
is worth more than a thousand golden wedding rings.

Stones in the dirt, flowers in the fields,
the kind of love that we've got,
is the kind of love that's real.

Some lovers are jealous,
some lovers are fair.
Some lovers are always gone,
some lovers are always there.

Some lovers bring flowers,
some lovers bring wine.
The kind of love I'm bringing to you,
I'll be bringing until the end of time.

Stones in the dirt, flowers in the fields,
the kind of love that we've got,
is the kind of love that's real.
Track Name: Sweet Mr. Daniels
I had plans to lay you down
in a bed of roses, but instead
I did a face plant in your hedges.

And I dreamed of the trip,
we always talked about taking to Niagra,
when you turned the hose on me.

Well, Niagra is for lovers,
won't you put down that hose,
and go there with me.

If you take me back,
I swear I'll spend less time with JD
and a little more with JC.

Sweet Mr. Daniels always lies to me,
tells me to come over,
at a quarter to three.

Waking up in your arms,
sure would have been nice,
but I guess that your front lawn will do.
Track Name: Whiskey
Whiskey, whiskey, in my viens,
every time I drink it I go insane.
Went and got my old hunting knife.
I talked to the man that talked to my wife.
Oh that old storm broke out in my head.
Oh a man lay at my feet, that man lay dead.

Oh momma, look what happened to me,
I killed a man momma, they gonna hang me.
Whiskey, you steal my soul.
Oh whiskey, you be the devil's tool.

My daddy drank that whiskey all the time.
That whiskey it rot my daddy's mind.
He'd sit in the corner and he'd talk to himself.
My daddy died in some jail.

Oh momma, look what happened to me,
I killed a man momma, they gonna hang me.
Whiskey, you steal my soul.
Oh whiskey, you be the devil's tool.

I'm never going to see my sweet Becky's eyes,
I'm never going to rock between her thighs.
Rest of my days in this cold hard cell,
and then my soul straight to hell.

Oh momma, look what happened to me,
I killed a man momma, they gonna hang me.
Whiskey, you steal my soul.
Oh whiskey, you be the devil's tool.