More Than Just This Song

Album: Play (2008)
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  • Like a boat on a river this bus is floating down this old highway
    Looking out the window I think about how I got here today
    Anyone who's anywhere had some help getting there its true
    And one of the reasons why I get to do the things I do

    I met this angel
    With callused hands
    Who led this boy to his band
    Under his wing I learned to fly
    On these six strings through this life
    You can hear them in my playing
    Although he's gone
    And I owe him so much more than just this song

    Like a leaf that had fallen I was drifting down the stream
    Mr. Guitar came into my life and let me live this dream
    His old Gretch still speaking still speaking its teaching all of us a ton
    He was my friend and my hero all wrapped up in one

    I met this angel
    With callused hands
    Who lead this naive boy into his band
    Under his wing I learned to fly
    On his six strings into the night
    I can still hear him playing although he's gone
    And I owe him so much more than just this song

    Every face we see from we every stage we roll
    With every note we play even though there gone
    They live on
    They live on Writer/s: BRAD PAISLEY, STEVE WARINER
    Publisher: HIPGNOSIS SONGS GROUP, Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Terra from MoundsvilleI too have fond memories of Hank
    He and dad played those Gretchs way into the night at my house
    I can still hear the old familiar" picking"
  • Dave from Red Oak, IaI hear the lyrics and Steve Wariner picking and I immediately think of Chet Atkins and all the others who personally help me when I was learning to play guitar. It's a greater song than anyone realizes at this point in time.
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