We cut through the backwoods of the Harrison farm

Jumped over the rock fence under Mr. Jenkins’ barn

Made a beeline down Choctaw Bend to the Pawnee Bridge and ran into town

Raced that train to the tracks without slowing down



We went to see the mason man at Old Man James’ store

And those rocking chairs weren’t rocking, the answers are gone, and there’s a sign that said “Closed” on the door

Turned around and ran back to the tracks to who the kids had come to call the Reverend Railroad Miller Jack

And he’d give you sermons and songs, all his rights and what’s wrongs

I would string this guitar with a flag across his lap and he’d say



“Settle down now, you kids are gonna be okay

Settle down now, the Boys and Girls are fighting for you today

Settle down now, I’m gonna tell you what you wanna believe”

Well he said “you dedicate your soul for God, Country and Rock ’n’ Roll

And get America High

And get America High”



We filed them questions one by one and he knocked ‘em down to the ground while we stood there in line

He said “I fought with your Daddy, Child, off the coast of Hell in the summer of 1969”

Well I was born in the Vietnam War and he died later that same year

But this country is my rock and my soul rolls from my faith in God, and that’s what keeps me here



Settle down now, you kids are gonna be okay

Settle down now, the Boys and Girls are fighting for you today

Settle down now, settle down

Well he said “you dedicate your soul for God, Country and Rock ’n’ Roll

And get America High

And get America High

And get America High"


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    General CommentIs this really from Kane? I thought they were from The Hague - Netherlands
    tugiton January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're right, this is not from Kane. (at least not the Dutch band Kane from The Hague)

    Wonder how the lyrics got here in the first place...
    mileaon February 23, 2007   Link

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