"Boondocks" as written by and Wayne/roads Kirkpatrick....
I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

And I can feel
That muddy water running through my veins
And I can hear that lullaby of a midnight train
It sings to me and it sounds familiar

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

And I can taste
That honeysuckle and it's still so sweet
When it grows wild
On the banks down at old camp creek
Yeah, and it calls to me like a warm wind blowing

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

It's where I learned about living
It's where I learned about love
It's where I learned about working hard
And having a little was just enough

It's where I learned about Jesus
And knowing where I stand
You can take it or leave it, this is me
This is who I am

Give me a tin roof
A front porch and a gravel road
And that's home to me
It feels like home to me

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

You get a line, I'll get a pole
We'll go fishing in the craw fish hole
Five-card poker on a Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

You get a line, I'll get a pole
We'll go fishing in the craw fish hole
(Down in the boondocks)
Five-card poker on a Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

You get a line, I'll get a pole
We'll go fishing in the craw fish hole
(Down in the boondocks)
Five-card poker on a Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

Say a little prayer for me


Lyrics submitted by Wooze45

"Boondocks" as written by Karen Fairchild James Lee Westbrook

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentI like this song a lot...it's good to be proud of where you came from. I wish I could say the same about the city I grew up in...I mean I liked being raised in the city I guess, but politically this city needs all the help it can get. So anyway, the song, right on. Keep on rockin.
    zacsteron October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song! I've grown up in the boondocks and there's nothing like it! Me and my friends really do play poker on saturday nights and go to church on sunday morning
    boondocks_chickon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song! I've grown up in the boondocks and there's nothing like it! Me and my friends really do play poker on saturday nights and go to church on sunday morning
    boondocks_chickon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat the heck are boondocks though???
    kimmygirl21on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe boondocks just mean out in the middle of no where. the country, the hills, so on and so forth...
    mavrick480on June 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is m friends and me..we live right in the boondocks. we got out and get plum drunk on Saturdays and get up on sundays and go to church. some times we never sleep. we just go home and take a shower and drink till like 8:00 and then we get a nother shower and eat and go to church and sleep right until 12:00 and go eat again.
    GIT R DONE
    rebelchicon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThough I'm not from America I recognize the feeling in this song. I'm out on my own now and I learn more and more everyday in this university city, but I also come to appreciate the place where I'm from more and more. "And knowing where I stand" DEFINITELY!
    tugiton January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not a big fan of today's country, but this song really appealed to me. I like the fact that has a slightly grittier feeling that most current contemporary country, and more than anything I love the lyrics. I'm proud of where I came from, and I like this song because it vocalized that.
    sportsismon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthough i dont have a tin roof, i wouldnt trade any of my boondock raisings for any other way. i love the country! nothing like riding your quad, drinking, goin mudding, campin, shooting, and doin all sorts of things out in the woods with your friends.
    joshs1ofakindxjon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Not all of it is completely true of me, but I was born and raised in the boondocks, and I love it here! Although, the town I grew up in and currently live in is trying to become more "urbanized", just north of town is really rural once you hit the county line. Ahhh, this song is so reminiscent of my past...I love it!!
    redpeach91on January 06, 2008   Link

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