Dirt Road

by Barry Mac

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1.
Big Bed 03:52
I was dreaming, it was a bright and sunny day And we were walkin', holding hands down by the bay But I know, it's all a dream to me now 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself Well I was hopin', you'd come home to my place So me and you can share the same space But I know, it's all a dream to me now 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself (Mandolin Solo) But I know, it's all a dream to me now 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself But I know, it's all a dream to me now 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself I was drivin', driving over to see you Just to hang around, and see those crazy little things you do But I know, it's all a dream to me now 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed all by myself 'Cause I'm just lying here in my big bed...
2.
We have roamed so far away When I look back, I don’t know what to say So take my hand, and come with me Where the moon shines down on the sea It’s a place that I go where I can call home A little village down by the sea It's where I belong, where I can sing my song That little village down by the sea We're just one big happy family Follow me down, we're going home I've covered my dreams, and now I roam Now my search has brought me home Some days are diamonds, some days are stones It’s a place that I go, where I can call home A little village down by the sea It's where I belong, where I can sing my song A little village down by the sea We're just one big happy family (Mandolin & Fiddle Solo) It’s a place that I go where I can call home A little village down by the sea It's where I belong, where I can sing my song A little village down by the sea We're just one big happy family We're just one big happy family We're just one big Island family
3.
La Ditty Da 03:45
Looking back on life I'm thinkin' bout you now Where did you go, what did you do Did you get high somehow Well I been lookin' for you, searchin' high and low Last time I seen ya, you were headin' for the door And you said 'Never look back', so I tried to let it go Now I'm thinkin' bout you too much, it's hurtin' on my soul And you said 'La, La Ditty Da', and you say 'La, La Ditty Da' Well on the day you left I really didn’t care I stayed out late that night and drank a case of beer I said the best for you, but I had my fingers crossed Deep in my heart well I was hopin' you'd be lost And you said 'Never look back', so I tried to let it go Now I'm thinkin' bout you too much, it's hurtin' on my soul And you said 'La, La Ditty Da', and you say 'La, La Ditty Da' (Fiddle Solo) Turn on the radio and hear our favourite song I lay awake at night and wonder what went wrong And when I think of you it feels like yesterday Well ain't it funny how the time just slips away And you said 'Never look back', so I tried to let it go Now I'm thinkin' bout you too much, it's hurtin' on my soul And you said 'La, La Ditty Da', and you said 'La, La Ditty Da'
4.
All Alone 03:12
Here I go, once again ridin' down that lonesome highway All alone, I'm just lookin' for a friend (Yah) where'd they go, I don't know I been searchin' high and low, all alone on a highway at the end Fly so high across the sea for all the world to be (Yah) all alone I just had to find a way I found some friends in München, they put me in the can (Yah) all alone I had to pay to get away (Fiddle & Mandolin Solo) So here I go, once again ridin' down that lonesome highway All alone, I'm just lookin' for a friend Where'd they go, I don't know I been searchin' high and low, all alone on a highway at the end Here I go, once again ridin' down that lonesome highway All alone, I'm just lookin' for a friend Where'd they go, I don't know I been searchin' high and low, all alone on a highway at the end (Yah) all alone on a highway at the end (Yah) all alone on a highway at the end
5.
I Swear 03:10
Well have you seen the lights of Graceland? It was the calling of the night, but I swear that I saw Elvis At a truck stop late last night, he was old and grey and lonely And his rhinestones didn’t shine, but to me he was the only, The King to rule throughout my time And I rode into Texas, the Austin City line And I swear that I saw Stevie In a bar room playin' slide, he was old and grey and only Playing for some beer and wine but to me he was the only The guitar player of our time Now I'm hangin' 'round in Nashville, Grand Ole Opry on my mind And I swear that I saw Hank there, with Jr. by his side He looked just like a cowboy, kinda drunk and hollow eyed But to me that’s where it started, Grand Old Opry, Nashville guitar on my mind
6.
Change 03:02
I need some change in my heart, please set me free The only thing left now are these memories You pulled my heart right from my soul Left me hangin' like a heartless fool I need some change in my heart, please set me free But now I wear my heart upon my sleeve I patched my soul (patched up my soul) I'm just tryin' to be real I need some change in my heart, please set me free You know life's being written like a song The only thing we do is sing along We're just like actors on a stage Wouldn’t happen any other way I need some change in my heart, please set me free Well now I wear my heart on my sleeve I patched my soul (patched up my soul) I'm just tryin' to be real I need some change in my heart, please set me free You know life's being written like a song The only thing we do is sing along We're just like actors on a stage Wouldn’t happen any other way I need some change in my heart, please set me free But now I wear my heart upon my sleeve I patched my soul (patched up my soul) I'm just tryin' to be real I need some change in my heart, please set me free I need some change in my heart, please set me free I need some change in my heart, please set me free
7.
Was just a night on the front porch We were drinkin' rum and beer And hometown country music, it filled the night air We talked about the good times then we gave the dogs bones It's just a house in the country with a front porch BBQ It's just a house in the country where we all go to sing It use to be a school house, where they taught you everything It's in the middle of a cornfield, by the long and windy road It's just a house in the country with a front porch BBQ (You know that old school house was built at the turn of the century. In the middle of a cornfield where it served the community well. It was after the war of 1812, the school house was quarantined with the plague it was mostly children of the royal empire loyalists, who to this day are still buried in the back) ​ It's just a house in the country with a front porch BBQ Yah we sat on the porch swing, we talked about the moon The dogs were in the cornfield, they were barkin' at a 'coon Just good friends all together, singing them good time blues It's just a house in the country with a front porch BBQ Just a house in the country where we all go to sing It use to be the school house, where they taught you everything It was in the middle of a cornfield, by the long and windy road It's just a house in the country with a front porch BBQ
8.
I think I see a light shinin' down on me But I don’t know if I can make it on my own Could this be the life that’s set out for me Well I won't know until I get to where I'm going Cause all I really know is where I've been I've seen a lot of good times, seen a lot of pain But now I stand here looking down this empty road Should I stay or should I go (Fiddle solo) Cause all I really know is where I've been I've seen a lot of good times, seen a lot of pain Now I stand look here lookin' down this empty road Should I stay or should I go If I stay, somethings'll never change Well you know I've seen the writings on the wall If I go, I know one think for sure Gonna hang my head, gonna leave my heart behind Cause all I really know is where I've been I've seen a lot of good times Seen a lot of pain Now I stand look here lookin' down this empty road Should I stay or should I go Should I stay or should I go
9.
I don’t do it for the money, I do it for love I've got a crazy little feelin' inside and I gotta get it out So move on over please stand aside I got a little somethin' that’s from deep inside I don’t do it for the money, I do it for love I play my guitar, makes some folks shout Well I bend some strings and slide a cord It makes an old girl dance and scream for more I don’t do it for the money, I do it for love (Fiddle solo) So when I sing my song it makes folks cry Cause them sad old songs kinda hit yah like an onion in the eye So move on over please stand aside I got a little somethin' that’s from deep inside I don’t do it for the money, I do it for love I don’t do it for the money, I do it for love I don’t do It for the money, I do it for love
10.
Dirt Road 04:22
It was a dirt road in the country Through the cornfield behind the farm I grew up back there And I learned to care, I learned to hold my own There was a pond back there where I learned to swim And I learned about a fishing pole I met a girl back there and I learned to swear And I swear she was the only one So take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road Well down that dirt road there's a cross road That's where I learned to play guitar it was our meeting point That’s where I smoked my first joint that's where I drove my first car It was my first cigarette, it was the place that you left me That's where you first broke my heart it was the back road to town It's how I'd get around and you know I like to get around Yah take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road (Mandolin solo) Well now that dirt road it’s a highway it rolls right through the farm There's no more pond back there, there's no more friends back there It's just a whole lotta cars it still the back road to town It's still how I get around but it just don’t hold a piece of my heart Like that old dirt road did when I was a kid Yah you know I love that old dirt road Take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road Ya take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road Take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road Take me back home, back to the place that I use to roam Back to see my old friends and back to see the old dirt road

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released March 14, 2017

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Barry Mac Hamilton, Ontario

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Barry’s strong connection to his down east roots (his family hails from St. Charles/Little Pond, Prince Edward Island – a tiny community just outside of Souris) clearly comes through in his songwriting and arrangements. Strong east coast country, rock, blues, and bluegrass tones meet his deep vocals. ... more

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