Play Country Music
By Neil Dover

I heard a song on the radio said he stopped loving her today
And he started lovin’ her all over again that was the next one they played
And forever and ever amen and roll on family
Just before I fell asleep the famous last words of a fool came to me

Chorus
And the lights went out in Georgia and I drift off to dream
Floatin’ down big river on the Chatahootchee
I was walkin’ high cotton and papa loved mama and that’s close enough to perfect
I learned how to live and I learned how to love and die I loved country music

I chugga lugged white lightnenin’ and felt daddy’s hands
I was swingin’ with Elvira on the El Paso sands
Mama tried to tell me my friends in low places’d get me a thousand miles from nowhere
Said you shoulda been a cowboy and proud to be an American and boy that’s country music

Repeat Chorus
When I go rest high on that mountain
And it’s a love without end amen
And that red dirt road goes on forever
And it’s midnight in Montgomery again
Lord when I’m killin’ time with the Witchita lineman singing the song of the south
Prop me up beside the jukebox I’ll get whiskey bent and hell bound

And then the lights went out in Georgia and I drift off to dream
Floatin’ down big river on the Chatahootchee
I was walkin’ high cotton and papa loved mama and that’s close enough to perfect
I learned how to live and I learned how to love and die I loved this country

Picture of Neil sitting, holding his guitar and writing

Neil Writing