Keep Me On The Road

When on the way to school, my Daddy always played music. When I was very young, we listened to Willie Nelson often. I've loved Willie Nelson ever since. I recently watched a video with Willie talking about what keeps him going and he was discussing the sadness surrounding Merle Haggard's passing. Willie said, "Just keep me on the road..." I loved that he said that, so much that I immediately wrote this. I hope you all enjoy it. And Willie, if you are out there somehow reading this ol' Tennessee girl's ramblings, thanks for the music. :) 

Keep Me On the Road 

I set out to see the mountain 
And her sweet sunrise 
Never thought I’d make it home again 
It took a lot of tries 
I set out to see the valleys 
Their shadows sympathize 
I’ve been down about every road 
So many asked me why 

Some folks worry about the dollar 
And the life they think they’re owed 
I choose to  live life rollin’  free 
Just keep me on the road 
Spent too much time 
In a soul I must have borrowed 
Lord, won’t you see the saint in me 
Just keep me on the road 

I set out to see the cities 
That light up the midnight skies 
The  silence that never sleeps 
No matter how hard it tries 
I set out to see the countryside 
Rows of grain somehow baptize 
Keeps you on the straight and narrow 
Till you gaze into a runaway angel’s eyes 

Some folks worry about the dollar 
And the life they think they’re owed 
I choose to  live life rollin’  free 
Just keep me on the road 
Spent too much time 
In a soul I must have borrowed 
Lord, won’t you see the saint in me 
Just keep me on the road 

©SuttonAquarius

1 comment

  • Gene Blair

    Gene Blair Lafollette, TN

    Another good one! You have talent my Facebook friend and I hope you keep on exhibiting it in words that have feeling.

    Another good one! You have talent my Facebook friend and I hope you keep on exhibiting it in words that have feeling.

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