take a back road lyrics – rodney atkins

“take a back road”

sit in that six-lane backed up traffic
h*rns are honking, i’ve about had it
i’m looking for an exit sign
gotta get out of here, get it all off my mind
and like a memory from your grandpa’s attic
a song comes slippin’ through the radio static
changing my mood
a little george strait 1982

and it makes me wanna take a back road
makes me wanna take the long way home
put a little gravel in my travel
unwind, unravel all night long
makes me wanna grab my honey
tear down some two-lane country
who knows
get lost and get right with my soul
makes me wanna take
makes me wanna take a back road.

i’ve been cooped up, tied down, ’bout forgotten
what a field looks like, full of corn and cotton
if i’m gonna hit a traffic jam,
well it better be a tractor man
so sick and tired of this interstate system
i need a curve and wind-a-twistin’
dusty path to nowhere
with the wind blowing through my baby’s hair

yeah, makes me wanna take a back road
makes me wanna take the long way home
put a little gravel in my travel
unwind, unravel all night long
makes me wanna grab my honey
tear down some two-lane country
who knows
get lost and get right with my soul
makes me wanna take
makes me wanna take a back road.
some old back road

maybe it’s the feeling or maybe it’s the freedom
maybe it’s that shady spot
where we park the truck when the things get hot
where we park the truck when the things get hot

and it makes me wanna take a back road
makes me wanna take the long way home
put a little gravel in my travel
unwind, unravel all night long
makes me wanna grab you honey
tear down some two-lane country
who knows
get lost and get right with my soul
makes me wanna take
makes me wanna take a back road.
some old back road, get right with my soul
now all i gotta do is take some old back road
to the shady spot where things get hot
way down, way down, way down some old back road

/ rodney atkins lyrics