"Amarillo Sky" as written by John D. Rich, Kenny Alphin, Rodney Clawson and Bart Pursley....
He gets up before the dawn
Packs a lunch and a thermos full of coffee
It's another day in the dusty haze
Those burning rays are wearing down his body
The diesel's worth the price of gold
It's the cheapest grain he's ever sold
But he's still holdin' on

He just takes the tractor another round
And pulls the plow across the ground
And sends up another prayer
He says, "Lord, I never complain, I never ask why
Please don't let my dreams run dry
Underneath, underneath this Amarillo sky."

That hail storm back in '83
Sure did take a toll on his family
He stayed strong and carried on
Just like his dad and granddad did before him
On his knees every night
He prays, "please let my crops and children grow."
'Cause that's all he's ever known

He just takes the tractor another round
And pulls the plow across the ground
And sends up another prayer
He says, "Lord, I never complain, I never ask why
Please don't let my dreams run dry
Underneath, underneath this Amarillo sky."

And he takes the tractor another round, another round, another round
And he takes the tractor another round, another round
He says, "I never complain, I never ask why
Please don't let my dreams run dry
Underneath, underneath this Amarillo sky
Underneath this Amarillo Sky."


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"Amarillo Sky" as written by Rodney Dale N Clawson Kenny Alphin

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    General CommentThis song obviously is about the hardships of the modern American farmer.

    "The diesels worth the price of gold
    It's the cheapest grain he's ever sold
    But he's still holdin' on"

    It is becoming very hard to make a living with the high cost of equipment and low price of crops but still they sweat and toil because its their way of life and they know no different. These people really are owed a debt by everyone. Without them, we wouldn't have our market fresh food at the grocery, the canned corn or even soybean oil. we would be a culture without food. And even though it is one of the toughest jobs in the world they stick with it. God bless....
    aardlson October 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite song on this album. Way to go Jason
    ryankiseron March 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove the song... keep holdin on... someone always appreciates what you are doing... this song gave me the goosebumps at the concert =]
    goldengramm15on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with aardls. Nobody takes the time to think about how we have the luxuries that we have. Little do they know, people work their tails off just to put food on their table and everyone else's. This song does a great job of explaining the hardships of farming, and more people should appreciate what they have.
    amgxoxoon March 22, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti dont understand why there is only four comments on this song. from my hometown country is not the most popular chooice of music but the meaning of this song is still wonderful and im sure somewhere in everyones life they hope thier dreams never run dry. regardless of this country song its great to listen to and full of the hope that everyone needs
    ashley15on June 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSimple man who works every day of his life. Doesn't ask for much, but for good fortune for his family. Great overall!
    YankeeCowboy92on November 01, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation“He just takes the tractor another round, And pulls the plow across the ground” this line describes a small town farmer who does back breaking work day in and day out to put bread on the table. He continues this hard work because he knows it’s all worth it in the end. I’m the kind of person that will work as hard as I need to in order to achieve a goal. So I can completely understand why he is doing this.

    “And sends up another prayer, He says Lord I never complain, I never ask why, please don’t let my dreams run dry, underneath, underneath this Amarillo Sky.” Personally I can relate the most to this line. All he wants is to support his family and he finds the greatest joy when he is able to do that. He loves his family more than anything so when he is able to bring food to the table, that’s enough for him. Back to how I can relate. I ride horses, which probably makes you all think “money”. I’m not going to lie my parents have to work really hard in order for me to be able to ride and have a horse. When I get older, then I will have to work extremely hard to be able to ride and have a horse. But, like the farmer just wanting to support his family, I just want to be able to ride. I don’t care about a flashy life, instead, I’m the happiest person in the world when I’m on a horse, or even near one.
    Snnyblueon August 15, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my world i am growing up on a family farm this piece of land has been in my family for a really really long time and this farm is all i know. i dont know what i would do if i lost it for any reason. we are barely holding onto it with our finger tips but we are fighting to keep it forever.
    CHEYENNE77on February 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentJason is talking about a farmer, but I think this is about the small business owner out there trying to make his own way, who doesn't ask for any handouts, doesn't complain, tries to play by the rules, but is going through difficult times and is asking God to take care of him and his family. Great song.
    mrtmjon April 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    spockernationon April 20, 2015   Link

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