"Brickyard Road" as written by and Robert White/lunn Johnson....
Doesn't seem that long ago
Three of us walkin' down that road
Grey '55 Chevy parked in the front yard
Little Melody tagged along
Those were the best days now they're gone
Oh it's been twelve years since it went down
Lord, lost my best friend now
I can still see him fishin' on that old dock
I know I can't bring back yesterday
But oh Lord can't you help me find my way

Down to brickyard road
Oh, walk on down
Down to brickyard road
He's with me now
Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin' the winds of a Southern sky
When I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road

Brother, do you realize what you've done?
Touched the hearts of everyone
You might've died too young
But your songs live on
I know I can't bring back yesterday
But we'll be all together again some day

Down on brickyard road
Oh, walk on down
Down to brickyard road
He's with me now
Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin' the winds of a Southern sky
When I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road

I can see him standin' on the dock
His old chevy out in the front yard
Walk on down, walk on down

Momma and Daddy's doin' all right
I saw Melody last Saturday night
She's all grown up, she's such a pretty girl
Things just ain't the same since you left our world

Oh, brickyard road
Hear me now
I can see him, down on brickyard road

Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin' the winds of a Southern sky
And when I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road
Oh, brickyard road
Oh, brickyard road
want to go back
To brickyard road


Lyrics submitted by TaylorMorrison

"Brickyard Road" as written by Donald N. Van Zant, Robert Johnson, Johnny Roy Van Zant, Michael Lunn

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentOh, c'mon! This is a really good and sad song by Johnny Van Zant! It's about how much him and Donnie Van Zant miss their eldest brother, Mr. Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's about where they were born and raised at: Brickyard Road in Jacksonville, Florida!
    TaylorMorrisonon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Oh it's been twelve years since it went down"- the 1977 plane crash

    "Brother Do You Realize what you've done
    Touched the hearts of everyone
    You might've died too young
    But your songs live on"- Definitely about Ronnie and Lynyrd Skynyrd and again the crash

    "When I hear that whistle blow..."- About Ronnie's infamous whistle

    "Swore I say a Free Bird fly"- Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"

    "Three of us walkin' down that road"- Van Zant Boys
    TaylorMorrisonon May 28, 2009   Link

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