Fly Over States

Album: My Kinda Party (2010)
Charted: 32
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  • A couple guys in first class on a flight
    From new York to Los Angeles,
    Kinda making small talk killing time,
    Flirting with the flight attendants,
    Thirty thousand feet above, could be Oklahoma,
    Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms,
    Man it all looks the same,
    Miles and miles of back roads and highways,
    Connecting little towns with funny names,
    Who'd want to live down there in the middle of nowhere,

    They've never drove through Indiana,
    Met the men who plowed that earth,
    Planted that seed, busted his ass for you and me,
    Or caught a harvest moon in Kansas,
    They'd understand why God made those fly over states,

    I bet that mile long Santa Fe freight train engineer's seen it all
    Just like that flatbed cowboy stacking US steel on a 3-day haul
    Roads and rails under their feet
    Yeah that sounds like a first class seat

    On the plains of Oklahoma
    Where they windshield sunset in your eyes
    Like a watercolor painted sky

    You'd think heaven's doors have opened
    You'll understand why God made
    Those fly over states

    Take a ride across the badlands
    Feel that freedom on your face
    Breathe in all that open space
    Meet a girl from Amarillo
    You'll understand why God made
    Why you'd want to plant your stakes
    In those fly over states

    Have you ever been through Indiana
    On the plains of Oklahoma,
    Take a ride, Writer/s: MICHAEL DULANEY, NEIL THRASHER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, HORI PRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, Major Bob Music, Inc. / Rio Bravo Music, Inc. / Castle Bound Music, Inc. / Hanna Bea Songs, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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