"Where Corn Don't Grow" as written by Roger Murrah and Mark Springer....
As we sat on the front porch
Of that old grey house where I was born and raised.
Staring at the dusty fields
Where my daddy worked hard everyday
I think it kinda hurt him when I said,
"Daddy there's a lot that I don't know
But don't you ever dream about a life
Where corn don't grow?"

He just sat there silent
Staring at his favorite coffee cup
I saw a storm of mixed emotions in his eyes
When he looked up.
He said "son I know at your age
It seems like this ole world is turnin' slow.
And you think you'll find the answer to it all
Where corn don't grow."

Hard times are real
There's dusty fields no matter where you go
You may change your mind
'Cause the weeds are high where corn don't grow

I remember feeling guilty
When daddy turned and walked back in the house
I was only 17 back then
But I thought that I knew more than I know now
I can't say he didn't warn me
This city life's a hard row to hoe
Ain't it funny how a dream can turn around,
Where corn don't grow

Hard times are real
There's dusty fields no matter where you go
And you may change your mind
'Cause the weeds are high where corn don't grow

You may change your mind
Oh the weeds are high where corn don't grow


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"Where Corn Don't Grow" as written by Roger Murrah Mark Springer

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    General CommentThis song is pretty straightforward. For kids growing up in rural America, there is a great misconception that the city is the answer to all of their problems. A great many farm kids make this mistake and wind up regretting it later on in life.

    "Hard times are real,
    There's dusty fields,
    No matter where you go.
    You may change your mind,
    'Cause the weeds are high,
    Where corn don't grow."

    For others, instead of leaving and moving to the city, the city comes to them. Take it from someone who grew up in rural Virginia. The encroaching suburbs of Washington DC have all but destroyed my boyhood home, and with them have come pollution, traffic, gangs, drugs, murders, rampant development, snobby rich people, large numbers of illegal immigrants, an increased cost of living, and a decreased quality of life. Waylon Jennings (who originally sang this song, God rest his soul), Travis Tritt and many other country artists know as I do, that the weed really are high, where corn don't grow.
    gmaniac6899on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo many good references to objects that make you feel at home. When he sings about his dad staring at his favorite coffee cup you feel how this is such a REAL part of their lives.

    This is such a great song, I would love to here the Waylon original.
    cj277von July 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I can't say he didn't worn me, this city life's a hard road to hold
    Ain't it funny how a dream can turn around, where corn don't grow"

    What is a "hard road to hold"......how about a "hard roe to hoe"?
    MissFancyon March 30, 2013   Link

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