If This Bus Could Talk

Album: The Big Revival (2014)
  • He was there when I started,
    In Knoxville Tennessee
    Hope none for patty and loveless,
    November of ninety-three

    Full of friends, mom, and uncle Butch
    And the crowd was really small
    He'd say I was a scared kid,
    If this bus could talk

    Some nights we'd dance with the devil
    Some nights we'd pray to the Lord
    Between vibrant passes and rubber arena glasses
    He was never really bored

    We were starry eyed dreamers,
    Bouncing off the wall
    And all the stories he could tell,
    If this bus could talk

    He'd sing of pool halls in Texas
    And have a corn dog in county fair
    Girls that we made cry,
    Some crowds that didn't care

    And Bobby road us down in Bama
    He kept rocking through it all
    All the stories he could tell,
    If this bus could talk

    Late night conversations,
    Full of drunk philosophy
    On politics and religion,
    Football and family

    The lovers that we missed,
    And the lovers that we lost
    All the secrets he could share
    If this bus could talk

    He'd seen Virginia Beach,
    Caught in a hurricane
    He roads I wish I never met
    But he ain't naming names

    We learned the code of the road at the grizzly rose
    When we had a bone
    All the stories he could serve
    If this bus could talk

    Many years of summers,
    And I hope it never ends
    Been down so many highways,
    Full of twists and turns and bends

    We caught lightning in a bottle,
    Somehow we survived it all
    All the stories he could tell,
    If this bus could talk

    As I leave the stage,
    Still high from your applause
    He'd tell you that I love you,
    If this bus could talk
    If this bus could talk
    If this bus could talk
    If this bus could talk Writer/s: KENNETH CHESNEY, TOM DOUGLAS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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