Back On the Ground

Album: Clear As Day (2011)
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  • I dropped by to check on mama, for a minute
    I could hear her humming a tune
    Through the screen door in the kitchen
    She was puttin' the final touches on a homemade pecan pie
    And just like always I was, right on time

    A little game of guess-who
    And I got a hug and, "How's my baby?"
    I said, "You know me mama,
    I've been hittin' it hard and runnin' like crazy
    But I don't wanna bore you with that same old nothing's-new,
    I'd rather just pull up this chair and get caught up on you"

    Ain't it funny how it all comes back around
    I remember when I couldn't wait
    To get out of her hair and ditch this town
    I was restless and time to move on
    Now it's any reason to go back home
    That's what's it all about
    Yeah, I'm just slowin' down
    And gettin' my feet back on the ground

    That minute turned into an hour 'fore I knew it
    And I got my fill on pie and how everybody's doing
    I used to look for every reason in the world to hit that door
    And she said, "You want another cup of coffee?"
    And I said, "Yeah, I'll take one more"

    Ain't it funny how it all comes back around
    I remember when I couldn't wait
    To get out of her hair and ditch this town
    I was restless and time to move on
    Now it's any reason to go back home
    That's what's it all about
    Yeah, I'm just slowin' down
    To get my feet back on the ground

    And now, I can't go too many days without
    Checkin' in, just touchin' base
    And just slowin' down, back on the ground
    I dropped by to check on mama, for a minute Writer/s: Casey Beathard, Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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