"Baptism" as written by and Mickey Cates....
The summer breeze, made ripples on the pond
Rattled through the rings and the willow trees beyond
Daddy in his good hat, mama in her Sunday dress
Watched in pride, as I stood there in the water up to my chest
And the preacher spoke about the cleansing blood
I sank my toes into that East Tennessee mud

And it was down with the old man, up with the new
Raised to walk in the way of light and truth
I didn't see no angels, just a few saints on the shore
But I felt like a new baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord

Amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound
There was glory in the air, there was dinner on the ground
And my sins went for many, were washed away and gone
Along with a buffalo nickel I forgot to leave at home
But that seemed like such a small, small price to pay
For the blessed peace of mind that came to me that day

And it was down with the old man, up with the new
Raised to walk in the way of light and truth
I didn't see no angels, just a few saints on the shore
But I felt like a new baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord

This road is long and dusty, sometimes the soul must be cleansed
And I long to feel that water, rushing over me again

Down with the old man, up with the new
Raised to walk in the way of light and truth
I didn't see no angels, just a few saints on the shore
But I felt like a new baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord
I felt like a newborn baby, cradled up in the arms of the Lord


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"Baptism" as written by Mickey Cates

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    General CommentLove this song... kind of a calming song.. also not a huge fan of Randy Travis but I think he's addition to the song. Kenny sounds great too!
    mazda3grlon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds great, dont usually like Randy, but it sounds great with his calm voice
    mariahlovesmusicon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis meaning is pretty straightforward, about getting baptised and the feeling it brings.
    Metallfreak_puppetzon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the "There was glory in the air, there was dinner on the ground". Further it is a bit unreal to me, since I don't believe in God. I do think it is great that people can find such comfort though - to me it means that no much how much wrong you've done you can start living right every day.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a big fan of this song. Of course, I'm somewhat prejudiced. My dad wrote it. =)

    ...Just one note on the lyrics though...It was actually 'cool east Texas mud.' But I think chesney changed it so it would be more personal.
    chordkidon July 14, 2007   Link

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