I Want My Country Back (Demo)

I had just heard a country song with rap mixed in. Though I did try to keep an open mind, I had the thought of – man, I want my country back. From there, I thought of all the other ways I wanted my country back – the country lifestyle and values instilled in my beliefs as a child sitting next to Grandma in Morning Star church; the disappearing country lifestyles of farm families; and the loss of God in our everyday lives.

I hope you find something in this song that reminds you of the ‘good old days’ and the things that made your life sweet as a child.

As one publisher said, “This song is straight up country.” Put on your boots and have a listen.

A special thanks to Ron Wallace that really brought this song to life!

Recorded at Kim Copeland Productions, Nashville TN – April 2014

Written by Diana Williams Demo Performed by Ron Wallace Fiddle & Acoustic Guitar – Glenn Duncan Electric Guitar – James Mitchel Bass – Jim Hyatt Keyboards – Buddy Hyatt Drums – Andy Hull

CHORUS: I want my country back It’s gonna take more than boots and a hat There’s no meaning in all of that I want my country back How you gonna sing me to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep Those city slickers know nothing about that I want my country back

VERSE: I remember there was a time The radio was a friend of mine Merle and Waylon taught me to sing Pray to God and say what we mean

Nowadays it’s all bebop hop We don’t even know what we’ve lost Where you gonna go with a broken heart When you’re all alone sittin’ in the dark

CHORUS I want my country back It’s gonna take more than boots and a hat There’s no meaning in all of that I want my country back How you gonna sing me to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep Those city slickers know nothing about that I want my country back

VERSE: Sunday mornings we’d talk of the Lamb In country tones we’d sing ‘Just As I Am’ Even Jesus loves music like that I want my country back

Give me words that touch my soul Make me cry or make me whole I’m not the first, I won’t be the last We all want our country back

CHORUS: I want my country back It’s gonna take more than boots and a hat There’s no meaning in all of that I want my country back

BRIDGE: It’s not about the boots that you wear It’s about the roots of where you come from And do you dare to stand up Put your hand up and say

CHORUS: Oh I want my country back It’s gonna take more than boots and a hat There’s no meaning in all of that I want my country back I want my I want my I want my country back

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