"Red Dirt Road" as written by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn....
I was raised off Rural Route Three,
Out past where the black top ends.
We'd walk to Church on Sunday mornings,
Race barefoot back to Johnson's fence.
That's where I first saw Mary,
On that roadside pickin' blackberries.
That summer I turned a corner in my soul,
Down that red dirt road.

It's where I drank my first beer.
It's where I found Jesus.
Where I wrecked my first car,
I tore it all to pieces.
I learned the path to Heaven,
Is full of sinners an' believers.
Learned that happiness on earth,
Ain't just for high achievers.
I've learned; I come to know,
There's life at both ends,
Of that red dirt road.

Her Daddy didn't like me much,
In my shackled up G-T-O.
Oh, I'd sneak out in the middle of the night,
Throw rocks at her bedroom window.
We'd turn out the headlights,
Drive by the moonlight.
Talk about what the future might hold,
Down that red dirt road.

It's where I drank my first beer.
It's where I found Jesus.
Where I wrecked my first car,
I tore it all to pieces.
I learned the path to Heaven,
Is full of sinners an' believers.
Learned that happiness on earth,
Ain't just for high achievers.
I've learned; I come to know,
There's life at both ends,
Of that red dirt road.

I went out into the world,
An' I came back in.
I lost Mary,
Oh, I got her back again.
An' drivin' home tonight,
Feels like I've found a long-lost friend.

It's where I drank my first beer.
It's where I found Jesus.
Where I wrecked my first car,
I tore it all to pieces.
I learned the path to Heaven,
Is full of sinners an' believers.
Learned that happiness on earth,
Ain't just for high achievers.
I've learned; I come to know,
There's life at both ends,
Of that red dirt road.


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"Red Dirt Road" as written by Ronnie Dunn Kix Brooks

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is the greatest country song ever made
    eleven-seventy1170on March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a Great Song about Life Gorwing Up In The Country. and yes these lyrics are wrong the first line in the song is "I Was Raised off of Rural Route 3" Rual is the country side. and urban is the City.
    David6.neton October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of those that just makes you feel damn good inside no matter what else is going on around you.
    gmaniac6899on August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I went out into the world, and I came back in
    I lost Mary, but I got her back again"

    Beautiful words there. A message of God's grace and forgiveness :-)
    mtuon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong, the first Line is "I was raised off of rural route 3" rural is kinda said fast, but it's not "old" I know that, it doest have anything close to "old"
    Drake294on May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSign if you want real country back: petitionspot.com/petitions/fixcountrymusic/
    shadowkats3on July 06, 2010   Link

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