8teen

Album: Gunslinger (2016)
  • Yeah, we took Ventura Highway to the Sunshine State
    Where they raised their hands to Jesus as they passed the plate
    Oh, and every day we spent there was Valentine's Day
    There's a new team, out in queens, 8teen

    And the girl made in Japan was made for me to hold
    When Vincent lent an ear the night the thunder rolled
    And the ride we took together was a rodeo
    Big dreams, six strings, 8teen

    And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
    From the pearly gates of Heaven to the fiery sea
    Know that each will teach of passage through the Trinity
    God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
    Call it a blessin' or you call it luck
    It all adds up to 8teen

    And we heard about the letters kept beside his bed
    And how he never could forget her or the words she said
    That will forever be enshrined and underlined in red
    Such sad scenes, so pristine, 8teen

    Oh and he rode that silver bullet 'cross the borderline
    There beneath the maple leaf side of Nimbus 9
    And the song he hummed that night moves me every time
    Fourteen, so green, 8teen

    And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
    'Tween the pearly gates of Heaven and the fiery sea
    Know that each will teach of passage through the Trinity
    God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
    Call it a blessin' or you call it luck
    It all adds up to 8teen

    Forever frozen now in time
    The night the miracle occurred
    They walked on water in my mind
    JC and Uncle Herb
    Though we never heard the words
    It all adds up to 8teen

    And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
    'Tween the pearly gates of Heaven and the fiery sea
    Know that each will teach of passage through the Trinity
    God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
    Call it a blessin' or you call it luck
    It all adds up to 8teen
    It all adds up to 8teen Writer/s: Jenny Yates, Garth Brooks
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