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I wasn’t raised around Country music,
but I chose it as my life’s work because I like it,
because it fits my voice and writing style,
and because I’m too nervous to steal.
I grew up in a city
and was exposed to very little Country.
When I first heard Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, and Lefty Frizzell,
I was fascinated!
Maybe you were brought up on Country music,
but to me it was a whole new thing!
The imagery in the lyrics held extra drama for me
because I’d never been to those places.
Distant places hold a magic.
Our family took Sunday drives through the countryside.
We loved it, and I even envied the folks who lived there,
even though I knew it wasn’t for me.
I can only take so much peace and quiet.
But I DO have a country home.
It's in my songs.
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A PLACE IN MY MIND.
Home - a place in my mind with summertime snow…
Home - a place in my mind where wintertime flowers grow…
I can go home in the springtime and see the leaves turn gold,
Or just drop in and say hello to my folks,
In a place where they'll never grow old
Home - a feeling of love that the family gives…
Home - a place in my mind where Grandpa and Grandma still live…
Dad's gonna shake my hand,
I'll get a kiss from Mom, I know.
Home - a place in my mind where I sometimes go.
Home - a place in my mind where dandelions blow…
Home - a tree I can climb and look at the world below…
I can sit out on the front porch in that squeaky swing,
Or just drop in to my yesterday house,
Where little sisters often sing.
Home - a place in my mind with a kitchen that's warm…
Home - by the fireside glow, I'm lookin’ out at the storm…
And when this lonesome traveler's feeling kinda low,
Home - is a place in my mind where I sometimes go.
(Repeat and fade)
Copyright © July 25, 2002 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.
"A Place In My Mind" - Words and music by Jack Blanchard © Jack Blanchard Songs.
All rights reserved.