Album Number Nine


The Dirt Road

Produced By

Randy Scruggs and Mark Miller


Songs

The Dirt Road
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Some Girls Do
(Mark Miller)
Another Trip To The Well
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Time And Love
(Mark Miller, Randy L. Scruggs)
Ruby Red Shoes
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Fire In The Rain
(Mark Miller, D. Butch Myers)
Burnin' Bridges (On A Rocky Road)
(Mark Miller)
Some Times A Hero
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Ain't That Always The Way
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
When Twist Comes To Shout
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
The Walk
(Mark Miller)

Singles

The Dirt Road

Some Girls Do


Videos

The Dirt Road

Some Girls Do


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Lyrics From Dirt Road


Dirt Road
MPG3

Daddy worked hard for his dollar
He said some folks don't-but that's ok
They won't know which road to follow
Because an easy street might lead you astray

Chorus
I'll take the dirt road-it's all I know
I've been walking it for years
It's gone where I need to go
Oh it ain't easy-it ain't supposed to be
So I'll take my time
And life won't pass me by
Cause it's right there to find, On the dirt road

I have lived life in the fast lane
You gotta watch your back and look both ways
When it's said and done the time we have Is borrowed
You better make real sure you're headed the right way

Chorus repeats twice


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Some Girls Do
MPG3

She turned up her nose as she walked by my Cadillac
From the corner of my eye I saw you and you laughed
You were sittin' on the swing on your front porch
Paintin' your nails like you were bored
And you yelled she was sure impressed with you

Chorus
Well I ain't first class
But I ain't white trash
I'm wild and a little crazy too
Some girls don't like boys like me
Aw but some girls do

I yelled and asked if you would like a ride
When we pulled out of your yard I bald a tire
You was laughing at me, I was doing James Dean
You was the prettiest girl I'd ever seen
When you rolled your eyes and twirled my pink fur dice

Chorus
Well good ole' boys don't get no breaks
And rich boys think they got what it takes
But theres' someone for each of us they say

Chorus

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Another Trip To The Well
MPG3

She finds her self alone more and more these days
The man she loves Is gone but the love ain't gone away
Like drawing water up from a well beneath the earth
She dips down in the love she's known to wash away the hurt

Chorus
And she keeps on goin' even when the heartache's growin' strong
There's a peace she's knowin' like a river flowin' on
It's been there all along
And when the darkness fell
She made another trip to the well

She's worked real hard for love - she's earned her memories
She may be looking back - but that ain't all she sees
She wears a cross around her neck to show what she believes
It's the love at heart not the love at hand that never ever leaves

Chorus repeats twice


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Time And Love
MPG3

As she drags on a cigarette
You can tell it's been her first pack
A leopard coat and piled high hair
Thick makeup, skin tight slacks
Tonight she's steppin' out
She thinks If only he could see her now

Chorus
She will leave a trail of turnin' heads
Smokin' bridges and ice cold beds
Avoiding the blame at any cost
She Is spinning wheels and throwing stones
Burying hearts and digging up them bones
Making up for time and love that was lost
She's makin' up for time and love that was lost

She's headed down a one way road
Where hearts don't touch and ends don't meet
Fired by a danger glow
It's in her eyes and on the street
And tomorrow they will talk about
How tonight she went to town

Chorus

And tomorrow he will think about
How tonight she went to town

Chorus


©Copyright 1992 by Zoo ll Music/Warner - Tamarlane Publishing Corp. / Randy Scruggs Music (ASCAP / BMI)
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Ruby Red Shoes
MPG3

Well it seemed to be just a dream
But how Is one to know
There was a cat and a man made of tin
There was a chick and an old scarecrow
I got all shook up
I raised my cup
To toast that girl I'd seen
I got my nerve
I threw a curve
And I told her what I mean

Chorus
I said ooh ooh
Where'd you get them ruby red shoes
They look like they could take a man
To a place he could use
We could tap our heels girl
And chase away my blues
If I could talk you out of them ruby red shoes

It ain't hard to tell on a carousel
Just where that horse might go
So I jumped ship
A shootin' from my hip
Headed down that golden road
Well the sky got black
So I turned back
I'm not one to steal the show
Scarecrow was cool
And the cat was too
But me and tin man want to know

Chorus repeats twice


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Fire In The Rain
MPG3

Well I've been running right behind you
Lord I'm wearing out my shoes
I been saving up my lovin' Saving it for you
Well it's like trying to build a fire in the rain

Chorus
It's like trying to build a fire
When the rain Is pouring down
Like swimming in muddy water
Treading slow until you drown
It's like trying to stop a clock lord
like trying to stop a train
It's like trying to build a fire in the rain

Well I keep asking 'bout your love, dear
But you won't ever say
I've been looking for direction
But you won't show the way
Well it's like trying to build a fire in the rain

Chorus

Well it's like trying to build a fire in the rain

Chorus


©Copyright 1992 by Zoo ll Music / WB Music Corp. / Earl's Boy Music (ASCAP)
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Burnin' Bridges (On A Rocky Road)
MPG3

I talked to an old man, he had a bible in a sack
He looked like mother nature had a heart attack
He said I used to have money and visions too
But love and life has changed my points of view

Chorus
He said things have changed for the better
Things have changed in the weather
Well you got to go down easy when you go
So don't go burnin' bridges on a rocky road

Now johnny left sally, but she didn't cry
She said johnny taught the devil to lie
Now she stands alone and does her own thing
She don't miss him and she sure don't miss the pain

Chorus

Don't go burnin' bridges on a rocky road
It seems it all hinges on how we carry your load

Now bonnie she played in a rock-n-roll band
But her hour glass was out of sand
She sang one last song, yeah and this one took
Now we all stand in line and we pay to take a look

Chorus

So don't go burnin' bridges on a rocky road
You just don't go burnin' bridges on a rocky road


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Sometimes A Hero
MPG3

The world's full of questions you thought I had the answers for
I see you look at the world with eyes I had before
You see in me something I never found
'Till I found you by my side
Now I never want to let you down

Chorus
But sometimes a hero
Seems awfully far from home
But even a hero
Can't all ways stop the cold wind when it blows
But If you hold tight, the long night
Will soon be tomorrow
And you'll find me when you need
Sometimes a hero

Without the wind, there would be no sails
And If not for you
There would be no hero in me
There are times I have shined
And there are times that I fail
Sometimes a hero he'll ride off
But he'll be back again another day

Chorus repeats twice


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Ain't That Always The Way
MPG3

Jeany loved Charlie with all of her might
But she missed the boy bad when he was working all night
Every day was the same but she wanted more
So Jeany took to leaving out of every door saying

Chorus
Sometimes the wheels just start rollin'
Don't always know where you're goin'
May not leave you with a whole lot to say, yeah yeah
But baby ain't that always the way
Oh baby ain't that always the way

Reverend Jim was a preaching one night
He was a layin' his hands a just a little too tight
Folks didn't know that those streets made of gold
Were paved with there money
Jim headed down the road singing

Chorus

Tommy practiced hard just to play the guitar
Gonna make a million dollars - gonna be a big star
He fell in love with Betty and that all changed
He's happy playin' his guitar out on the front porch swing singing

Chorus


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When Twist Comes To Shout
MPG3

Movin' like a fast train
Callin' it the wild thang
Hopin' that you don't say
Well I've been denied
Lordy I've been denied
Your fever Is high
Your tossin' about
But it ain't love till twist comes to shout

Chorus
When twist comes to shout
Katie bar the back door you ain't gonna let her out
When the walls come a tumblin' down, I said down
You've got heart you got soul you got love
When twist comes to shout

Dancin' with a new shoe
You think you got the swine flu
A hopin' that it ain't true
Well I'll testify
Lordy I'll testify
Gotta make you see
What you've been doin' without
Cause it ain't love 'til twist comes to shout

Chorus

I'm gonna make you see what you've been doin' without
Cause it ain't love 'til twist comes to shout

Chorus

You've got heart, you got soul, you got love
When twist comes to shout


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The Walk
MPG3

Down our long dusty driveway
I didn't wan't to go
But I set with tears in my eyes wondering
Daddy took me by the hand
Looked out at the school bus and his little man and said,
"Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus
Cause I took this walk your walking now
Boy, I've been in your shoes
You can't hold back the hands of time
It's just something you've got to do
So dry eyes I understand just what your going through
Cause I took this walk with my old man
Boy, I've been in your shoes

Down our long dusty driveway
I set my mind to go
I was eighteen and wild and free and wondering
Daddy took me by the hand
Look at the world and his grown man and said,
"Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus

Down our long and dusty driveway
This time we both would go
He had grown old and gray
And his mind was wandering
Daddy took me by the hand
Said, "I know where were going and I understand
Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus

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