Buy Dirt

Album: Buy Dirt (2021)
Charted: 22
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  • A few days 'fore he turned eighty
    He was sitting out back in a rocker
    He said, "What you been up to lately?"
    I told him, "Chasing a dollar"
    And in between sips of coffee
    He poured this wisdom out
    Said, "If you want my two cents on making a dollar count

    Buy dirt
    Find the one you can't live without
    Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
    Do what you love but call it work
    And throw a little money in the plate at church
    Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
    Add a few limbs to your family tree
    And watch their pencil marks
    And the grass in the yard
    All grow up
    'Cause the truth about it is
    It all goes by real quick
    You can't buy happiness
    But you can buy dirt"

    Before you get caught on that ladder
    Let me tell you what it's all about
    Find you a few things that matter
    That you can put a fence around
    And then he laid it out

    Buy dirt
    Find the one you can't live without
    Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
    Do what you love but call it work
    And throw a little money in the plate at church
    Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
    And add a few limbs to your family tree
    And watch their pencil marks
    And the grass in the yard
    All grow up
    'Cause the truth about it is
    It all goes by real quick
    You can't buy happiness
    But you can buy dirt

    You can buy dirt

    And thank the good Lord for it
    'Cause He ain't makin' any more of it

    So buy dirt
    Find the one you can't live without
    Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
    Do what you love but call it work
    And throw a little money in the plate at church
    Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
    Add a few limbs to your family tree
    Watch their pencil marks
    And the grass in the yard
    All grow up
    'Cause the truth about it is
    It all goes by real quick
    You can't buy happiness
    But you can buy dirt Writer/s: Jacob J. Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
    Publisher: ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT LP, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • D from Dpencil marks mean to watch your kids grow taller kuala
  • Kuala from GeorgiaHow could you make pencil marks in grass and how could you see them? Makes no sense.
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