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The Righteous Path Lyrics

from Greatest Hits 1998-2009

"The Righteous Path" is track #10 on the album Greatest Hits 1998-2009. It was written by Patterson Hood.
"The Righteous Path" is track #10 on the album Greatest Hits 1998-2009. It was written by Patterson Hood.

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I gotta brand new car that drinks a bunch a gas
Got a house in a neighborhood thats fading fast
Got a dog and a cat that don't fight too much
Got a few hundred channels to keep me in touch
Got a beautiful wife and three tow-headed kids
A couple big secrets I'd kill to keep hid
I don't God but i fear his wrath
I'm trying to keep focused on the righteous path

I've got a couple of opinions that I hold dear
Got a whole lotta debt and a whole lotta fear
Got a grill in the backyard and a case of beers
Got a boat that ain't seen the water in years
More bills than money I can do the math
I'm trying to keep focused on the righteous path

I'm trying to keep focus as I drive down the road
On the ditches and the curves and the heavy load
Ain't bitchin about things that ain't in my grasp
Just trying to hold steady on the righteous path

I gotta friend of mine that I've known all my life
Who can't get it right no matter how hard he tries
He's got kids he don't see and several ex wives
and a list of bad decisions bout 80 miles wide
Trouble with the law and the IRS
Where he'll get the money is anybody's guess
He's a long way off but if you was to ask
He'll say I'm trying to stay on the righteous path

We are trying to keep focused as we drive down the road
like back in highschool before the world turned cold
Now the brakes are thin and the curves are fast
Just trying to hold steady on the righteous path

We're hanging out and we're hanging on
we're trying our best we can to keep on keeping on
We got messed up minds for these messed up times
And it's a thin thin line
Separating his from mine

I'm trying to keep focused on the righteous path
80 miles an hour with a worn out map
no time for self pity or a load of crap
Just trying to keep steady on the righteous path

Songwriters
PATTERSON HOOD

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Lyrics © RAZOR & TIE DIRECT LLC

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