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Red Dirt Road
Brooks & Dunn Lyrics


I was raised off of Rural Route 3
Out past where the blacktop ends
We'd walk to church on Sunday morning
Race barefoot back to Johnson's fence
That's where I first saw Mary
On that roadside picking blackberries
That summer I turned a corner in my soul
Down that red dirt road

It's where I drank my first beer
It's where I found Jesus
Where I wrecked my first car
I tore it all to pieces
I learned the path to heaven
Is full of sinners and believers
Learned that happiness on earth
Ain't just for high achievers
I've learned
I've come to know
There's life at both ends
Of that red dirt road

Her daddy didn't like me much
In my shackled up GTO
I'd sneak out in the middle of the night
Throw rocks at her bedroom window
We'd turn out the headlights
Drive by the moonlight
Talk about what the future might hold
Down that red dirt road

It's where I drank my first beer
It's where I found Jesus
Where I wrecked my first car
I tore it all to pieces
I learned the path to heaven
Is full of sinners and believers
Learned that happiness on earth
Ain't just for high achievers
I've learned
I've come to know
There's life at both ends
Of that red dirt road

I went out into the world
And I came back in
I lost Mary
Oh I got her back again
And driving home tonight
Feels like I've found a long lost friend

It's where I drank my first beer
It's where I found Jesus
Where I wrecked my first car
I tore it all to pieces
I learned the path to heaven
Is full of sinners and believers
Learned that happiness on earth
Ain't just for high achievers
I've learned
I've come to know
There's life at both ends
Of that red dirt road

Yes, I've learned
I've come to know
There's life at both ends
Of that red dirt road

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn

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The-Art-of-Guitar

You may hate country but you can't deny a great song performed by great musicians. That's this! :)

Shane 404

I’m a metal head but still love certain country songs. Grew up listening to the genre in the 90’s/early 2000’s. Not my favorite genre but I can’t help but jam along to certain country songs.

Brandy Burton

Good song

E.S. Ritchie

@hystat in a lot of cases I’d say whether a song is country is largely based on the twang of the vocals and the content of the lyrics. That being said, the lyrics paint a very country picture of a dirt road upbringing. As for the instrumentation, couldn’t you say something similar about the influence of modern equipment such as synthesizers in 80s and 90s country? Like any other genre, it evolves with the times. Mainstream musical styles simply cannot stay the same, because what’s popular changes all the time. Not trying to be rude at all, just don’t know that I agree with your assessment. But I would genuinely be interested to hear what you think of as country.

julia micenkova

@spring95q me too

Garland Schubert

What's the temperature outside

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Sugarwolf

Possibly one of the best country songs ever. Certainly never be forgotten.

Alex SVN

I started enjoying country music later in life, so more of the bro country, but when I hear this I’m blown away! There’s nothing like this now.

Brittney Hammock

Definitely one of the best

surfnaked2143

Hits me in the heart

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