|MEMORIES OF EAST TEXAS|
|by Michelle Shocked||Michelle Shocked|
Memories of East Texas and those pine-green rolling hills
Covered in the springtime with golden daffodils
Rowing on Sandy Lake come April harvesting hay in June
Sitting by the road watching well-fires burn
By an old October moon.
I learned to drive on those East Texas red clay backroads
And I mean to tell you my friends they weren't no easy roads
You had to watch out for all the curves down by Kelsey Creek
And detour thru the Lindsay's Pasture
When the waters ran too deep.
Memories of East Texas and Gilmer County Seat of Upshur
Looking back and asking myself,
"What the hell'd ya let 'em break your spirit for?"
Their lives ran in circles so small they thought they'd seen it all so
They couldn't make a place for a girl who'd seen the ocean.
But those memories of East Texas and those pine green rolling hills
Covered in the springtime with wild daffodils
Sitting in those Piney Woods playing my guitar
Thinking back on the roads I com thinking I had not come that far ...