OKLAHOMA

On a back road, some twenty miles from Tulsa

Where the dust storms blew their dreams to kingdom come

With wind blown skin he realized as he looked into her empty eyes

They could never go back to where they had come from

 

So they packed up what they could and gave the rest to kin

And they headed off in search of western dreams

They found the Arizona skies, and that's as far as they would go

He said this ain't Oklahoma, but this will be our home

 

CHORUS

Grandpa had a way of making troubles

Seem like just another road they must go down

You know believing in yourself

When you ain't got nothin' else

Makes living' a little easier

As you move from town to town

 

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

 

There's a strength that you and only in conviction

Standing tall when you can barely stand at all

We could use more men like him these days

When the spin has got us in a haze

I could stand to have a little of that strength myself

 

CHORUS

 

Thank god for Oklahoma

Thank grandpa for his will

Be damned determination runs through this bloodline still

 

On a back road, some twenty miles from Tulsa

Where the dust storms blew their dreams to kingdom come

 

 c 2004 Robert Richmond, Two Good Reasons Music BMI