The Only Way I Know

Album: Night Train (2012)
Charted: 40
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  • Well, I grew up in one of them old farm towns
    Where they hit it hard 'til the sun goes down
    Nobody really seemed to care
    That we were living in the middle of nowhere
    We just figured that's how it was
    And everybody else was just like us
    Soaking in the rain baking in the sun
    Don't quit 'til the job gets done

    That's the only way I know
    Don't stop 'til everything's gone
    Straight ahead, never turn round
    Don't back up, don't back down
    Full throttle, wide open
    You get tired and you don't show it
    Dig a little deeper when you think you can't dig no more
    That's the only way I know

    That old red dirt, the first thing you learn
    Is you don't get nothing that you don't earn
    Humble pride that I grew up on
    You find out just how bad you want it
    Sun in our eyes backs to the fences
    We didn't know the odds were against us
    Hit the wall smoking and spinning
    Still wasn't thinking 'bout nothing but winning

    That's the only way I know
    Don't stop 'til everything's gone
    Straight ahead, never turn round
    Don't back up, don't back down
    Full throttle, wide open
    You get tired and you don't show it
    Dig a little deeper when you think you can't dig no more
    That's the only way I know

    Maybe there's another path that
    Will get you there a little bit faster,
    But I'm sticking with the one inside of me.

    That's the only way I know
    Don't stop 'til everything's gone
    Straight ahead, never turn round
    Don't back up, don't back down
    Full throttle, wide open
    You get tired and you don't show it
    Dig a little deeper when you think you can't dig no more
    That's the only way I...

    That's the only way I know
    Don't stop 'til everything's gone
    Straight ahead, never turn round
    Don't back up, don't back down
    Full throttle, wide open
    You get tired, you don't show it
    Dig a little deeper when you think you can't dig no more
    That's the only way I know

    That's the only way I know

    That's the only way I know

    The only way I know Writer/s: BEN HAYSLIP, DAVID LEE MURPHY
    Publisher: CAROL VINCENT & ASSOC LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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