Selling The Farm

by Polecat Rodeo

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from the second Polecat Rodeo album, "No Road Back" (2015)

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sun is rising, light up the coals
we’re making a stand all day
a cold case of lone star, my old over/under
and 700 secondhand clays
run the dogs to the northwest corner
by the creek if the water ain’t down
season comes we’ll find someplace to hunt ‘em
Lord they’re gonna miss this ground

we’re selling the farm in the morning
all the woods and the fields and the fence
and I wish somebody could tell me
in a way that it all made sense

oh we’re raising hell tonight
even if it’s the very last time
so long to the good days

cousin Ruby’s been taking it hard
been 15 years since she cried
I hear ol’ Bert Young who looks after the land
went to sleep last night and he died

adios to the farm in the morning
all the roads that we made in the mud
we’re leaving a lifetime behind us
a generation of Texas blood

oh we’re raising hell tonight
even if it’s the very last time
so much for the good days

there’s a new crop of deer in the bottom
I promised to my daughters and sons
I don’t how I can make up the memories
but i’ll never stop til I’m done
I don’t know what time we gotta leave tomorrow
I don’t know what I’m gonna say
it’s too damn hot for a bonfire tonight
but we’re gonna be burning one anyway
we’re selling the farm in the morning
all the bucks and the snakes and the hogs
it’s a life that’s passing from memory
except a couple of sad old songs

oh we’re raising hell tonight
even if it’s the very last time
don’t give up on the good days

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released September 14, 2015
music by Mark Meents
lyrics by Dan Fields

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Polecat Rodeo Houston, Texas

Hailing from Houston, Texas, we write and perform original songs in a variety of rock, country, roots, and folk styles, bringing out the finer side of melancholy, ruin, deer camp cooking and Texas weather.

Our thanks to influences like Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Tom Russell, Ian Moore, The Black Crowes, Lyle Lovett, Led Zeppelin, John Fogerty, Madeline Adams, and The Rolling Stones.
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