"The Road You Leave Behind" as written by and Murphy....
(David Lee Murphy)

I remember the night my dad stopped the car
And got out in the rain
Changed a blown out tire on a car
For a family with out of state plates
I said dad did we know those folks
As they waved and drove out of sight
He just smiled as he started the car
He said son not 'til tonight

You see the road you leave behind you
Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
You gotta go back down the road you leave behind

Stuck out on the highway one night
Many years gone by
Had the hood of my truck pulled up
My ol' gas tank was dry
Some ol' guy gettin' off on the night shift
Pulled up to check on me
He said I been in your shoes before son
And it's no place to be

You see the road you leave behind you
Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
You gotta go back down the road you leave behind

I said what do I owe you friend you could easily passed me by
He said next time it might be me son you don't me a dime

You see the road you leave behind you
Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
You gotta go back down the road you leave behind



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    General CommentSo sue me...not like I'm making any money off this ;)
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    I remember the night my dad stopped the car
    And got out in the rain
    Changed a blown out tire on a car
    For a family with out of state plates
    I said dad did we know those folks
    As they waved and drove out of sight
    He just smiled as he started the car
    He said son not 'til tonight

    You see the road you leave behind you
    Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
    It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
    You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
    You gotta go back down the road you leave behind

    Stuck out on the highway one night
    Many years gone by
    Had the hood of my truck pulled up
    My ol' gas tank was dry
    Some ol' guy gettin' off on the night shift
    Pulled up to check on me
    He said I been in your shoes before son
    And it's no place to be

    You see the road you leave behind you
    Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
    It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
    You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
    You gotta go back down the road you leave behind

    I said what do I owe you friend you could easily passed me by
    He said next time it might be me son you don't me a dime

    You see the road you leave behind you
    Is another road you're gonna have to come back down
    It's just the way this big old world turns 'round
    You'll find somehow somewhere someplace sometime
    You gotta go back down the road you leave behind
    ILUVUon May 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. This song was back when country was, country. When you could stop and help someone. Without the worries of being robbed, killed, raped or sued.
    pdrieron July 23, 2017   Link

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