Eighty-nine cents in the ash tray
Half empty bottle of Gatorade rolling in the floorboard
That dirty Braves cap on the dash
Dog tags hanging from the rear view
Old Skoal can, and cowboy boots and a Go Army Shirt
Folded in the back
This thing burns gas like crazy, but that’s alright
People got their ways of coping
Oh, and I’ve got mine

I drive your truck
I roll every window down and I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Till all the pain’s a cloud of dust
Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck

I leave that radio playing
Same old country station where you left it
Yeah, man I crank it up
And you’d probably punch my arm right now
If you saw this tear rolling down on my face
Hey, man I’m trying to be tough
And Momma asked me this morning, if I’d been by your grave
But that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway

I drive your truck
I roll every window down and I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Till all the pain’s a cloud of dust
Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck

I’ve cussed, I’ve prayed, I’ve said goodbye
Shook my fist and asked God why
These days when I’m missing you this much

I drive your truck
I roll every window down
And I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Till all the pain’s a cloud of dust, yeah sometimes,
Brother sometimes

I drive your truck
I drive your truck
I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind
I drive your truck

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"I Drive Your Truck" as written by Connie Harrington Jimmy Yeary

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    Song MeaningJared C. Monti

    Born: 20 September 1975 in Abington, Massachusetts
    Served: 1993 - 2006
    Rank: Sergeant First Class
    Unit: 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Team, 10th Mountain Division
    Branch: U.S. Army

    A native son of Massachusetts, Jared C. Monti was an active, enduring persona. As a teenager he competed in Iron Man triathlons and weightlifting competitions, earning himself a weightlifting championship. But his dream was always to join the military. After he graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham High School in 1994, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the famed 10th Mountain Division.

    SFC Monti was part of Task Force Spartan in Gowardesh, Afghanistan. Under the command of Sergeant Lybert, Monti’s 16 man unit was tasked with providing intel to Americans in the valley below. As the leader of the artillery team, or forward observers, Monti was second in command. The unit positioned itself on the southern end of a ridgeline 2600 meters above the valley, an isolated position with a superb command of the surrounding area. With steep slopes in front of them and on their flanks, the unit’s only fall-back position was the woods to the north.

    Their patrol encountered difficulties when the operation they were supporting was delayed. With dwindling supplies and still days to go until the main operation was launched, Lybert was forced to call in a resupply chopper despite the risk of compromising the patrol’s location.

    As daylight waned on June 21, 2006, the unit was hit hard from the wooded area to their north. The enemy had determined the American platoon’s position after it was resupplied by helicopter that afternoon. Hopelessly outnumbered four to one, Monti’s team was blindsided by an ambush in a terrain with little cover.

    Immediate casualties were sustained. Monti responded with alacrity, calling in enemy positions for air and artillery support and assuming command after the CO Lybert was killed. Most of the patrol had been able to find cover behind rocks on the southern end of the precipice, with the valley at their backs, but one man lay wounded in the open. After giving the final coordinates to HQ, Monti handed his headset to a soldier and told him that he was now chaos three-five, Monti’s call sign. Always the natural leader, Monti was determined to rescue PFC Bradbury, the soldier stranded in no-man’s-land. Once, twice, three times did Monti rush the open ground under blistering enemy fire, only to be driven back. After being forced back twice, he came within yards of his goal on his third attempt. Just as the artillery and air support he had called in earlier began to rain on the enemy positions, Monti was mortally wounded.

    Because of SFC Monti’s firm leadership and quick reaction, the unit resisted being overrun. The example he set reinvigorated his men to fight on, and PFC Bradbury survived the battle. However, Bradbury tragically died afterwards with the medic who was treating him as they were raised into the medevac. The steel harness carrying them snapped; both men fell to their death.

    With his parents in attendance at the White House to receive his Medal of Honor posthumously, Jared Monti became only the sixth American to receive our nation's highest military honor since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began. Today, SFC Monti is remembered by family and friends through the Jared C. Monti Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides grants for local students near his hometown in Massachusetts. To learn more about SFC Jared C. Monti, read his official Medal of Honor citation here.
    nrm1030on November 06, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningCheck out this:

    This is the true meaning behind the song. Around Memorial Day 2011, Connie Harrington (the writer) was driving home and it was announced over the radio that some Memorial Day stories were up next. Connie said, "A very sweet story came on about a couple in Massachusetts. They had lost one of their sons in Afghanistan, I believe, and they were asked how they coped with the loss. They said, ‘We drive his truck,’ and they went on to describe the stuff that was still in it. They would take the truck out on Sundays. The story really moved me.”

    The soldier was called Jared Monti.
    D42on March 29, 2016   Link
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    Song Meaningi think the song is about his brother dying, like the lyrics " And Momma asked me this morning, if I’d been by your grave". and it seems as if it was a sudden death, "Shook my fist and asked God why". It could be that he died in the army, "But that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway". that is truly what i think.
    awshumon March 28, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my personal life thats gonna be kept a secret but every time i hear this song i get shivers.
    frenchy2899on April 07, 2014   Link

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