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Show Me Good Land

(Travis James Humphrey)
©2010 Travis James Humphrey (BMI)

Show Me Good Land



I don’t remember a time when I had a peaceful mind;

back then, it never occurred to me that I should.

I just worked and drank and read, until my eyes was bloodshot red;

beating out my own trail through the woods.


Studied with the teachers; prayed with the preachers,

did every damn thing I knew, until it hurt.

I trusted and believed; got lied to and deceived;

clawing out my own little piece of dirt.



“Show me good land!” said the pilgrim man,

as the natives slowly glided into sight.

I said, “Show me good land; I need a master plan,

then maybe, I can get some sleep tonight.”


Took my savings out the bank, topped off my tank,

and swung my chariot low down 95’.

Didn’t know where I was headed; just kept burning that unleaded;

staring out past the headlights at the night.