The Back Forty

 

I’m halfway to Heaven, so statistics say
But they could call my number any day
Can’t take a single breath for granted
I’ve got to bloom right where I’m planted

I’m working on the back forty
Knock on wood
I’m taking what life has for me
and it’s all good
I’ve traded in my dreams of fortune
For rockin’ out on our front porch and
Dreaming up the next part of this story
I’m working on the back forty

It ain’t what I pictured when I was seventeen
Thought I’d have millions, but the real world intervened
My wife and children are my treasure
I couldn’t have planned it any better

I’m working on the back forty
Knock on wood
I’m taking what life has for me
and it’s all good
I’ve traded in my dreams of fortune
For rockin’ out on our front porch and
Dreaming up the next part of this story
I’m working on the back forty

The older you get, the faster time flies by
My daddy told me it was true
Days turn to decades in the blink of an eye
We lost him last September, but Daddy, I remember

I’m working on the back forty
Grateful for this life before me
I’ve traded in my dreams of fortune
For rockin’ out on our front porch and
Dreaming up the next part of this story
I’m working on the back forty

 

Copyright 2017 Marcus Rowe/The Nectary Music Publishing

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~ by suitenectar on June 2, 2017.

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