From the album HOMETOWN, USA

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Words & Music: Jk Nick Nichols & Jan Buckingham

Lyrics

Words & Music: Jk Nick Nichols & Jan Buckingham © 2014
Duck House Music (BMI) / Nicholsworth LLC Music Publishing (SESAC)

WHERE DID MY COUNTRY GO

VERSE
It's all about the dollar and the beat on Music Row
The country music I was raised on isn't country anymore
Waylon Jennings and the Hag are just memories of a time so long ago
And I sit in silence wonderin' - Where did my country go...

CHORUS
Where did my country go
Can't find it on my radio
All I hear is hip hop rap being sung by country bros
What they call solid gold today don't remind me much of home
I wish someone would tell me
Where did my country go

VERSE
I remember all the fields and streams I played in as a child
Now shopping malls and asphalt are strung out for miles and miles
Like kudzu on a hillside takes over when it's allowed to grow
Nature's covered up by progress
Where did my country go

CHORUS 2
Where did my country go
From Tennessee to Ohio
Cell phone towers dot the land and suburb street lights glow
Beer cans line the highways and trash litters all our roads
I wish someone would tell me
Where did my country go

VERSE
The White House is no longer pure and white as driven snow
Prayer's been taken out of school - When will they take it from our homes
Freedom and democracy are sliding down a slippery slope
And I can't help but wonder
Where did my country go...

CHORUS 3
Where did my country go
What happened to the honest folks
Can't trust the banks and government - What they tell us is a joke
All I see is corruption
And terrorism threatens all we know
I wish someone would tell me
Where did my country go

TAG
I just shake my head and wonder
Where did my country go