This Place

Deep down in the pines
Where the world has forgotten was still alive
Where the dirt roads twist along
For no more than a mile
Where the old man's bar marks the centre of town
And the county was never dry
Where the people will go, where the people will stay
Where they live until they die

Well, I knew a guy, his name was Ricky McCoy
An ass kicking, bass fishing, good ol' boy
And he can build a fire in ten seconds flat
And he can ride a bull even longer than that
Well, he was only 15 when he dropped out of school
He said, "I never been a genius, but I ain't no fool
I know what I want, and I'mma get it in life
And I ain't never gonna leave this place"

He said, "Man, I ain't never gonna leave this place
It's where I's born, it's where I's raised
And when I'm old on my dying bed
I pray this is where I'm gonna lay my head
I got me a town I can call my home
I got me a place I can call my own
I told you once, and I'mma say it again
I ain't never gonna leave this place"

Well, Jessie was a young girl, who grew up fast
She used to make her money lyin' down on her back
Her daddy drank whiskey 'til he's numb in the head
He'd beat her every night until the day he was dead
Well, she was just an only child with nowhere to go
In the same square mile where her seeds were sewn
"If there's more to life, I guess I'll never know
'Cause I ain't ever gonna leave this place"

She said "Man, I ain't never gonna leave this place
It's where I's born, it's where I's raised
And when I'm old on my dying bed
I pray this is where I'm gonna lay my head
I got me a town I can call my home
I got me a place I can call my own
I told you once, and I'mma say it again
I ain't never gonna leave this place"

Man, I ain't never gonna leave this place
It's where I's born, it's where I's raised
And when I'm old on my dying bed
I pray this is where I'm gonna lay my head
I got me a town I can call my home
I got me a place I can call my own
I told you once, and I'mma say it again
I ain't never gonna leave this place

Man, I ain't never gonna leave this place
It's where I's born, it's where I's raised
And when I'm old on my dying bed
I pray this is where I'm gonna lay my head
I got me a town I can call my home
I got me a place I can call my own
I told you once and I'mma say it again
I ain't never gonna leave this place



Credits
Writer(s): Benjamin Stuart Steele
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