Bringin' Country Back:
11. Willie's Road

On the day that I left Nashville in the dust
I thought I'd laid my final dream to rest
Then I picked up a trail that I can trust
Turns out Willie really does know best

Now I'm rollin' down the road that Willie paved
Livin' for my music, and those moments on the stage
Singin' the truth and living free, like I was born to be
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Like a country music Johnny Appleseed
He spread his love of music near and far
The cowboys and the hippies all agreed
Willie Nelson sure had a way with that guitar
Life he loves is making music with his friends
And I have to say, I know just how that feels
When that song comes on, I always grin
And sing along with the spinnin' of the wheels

Cause we're rollin' down the road that Willie paved
Livin' for my music, and those moments on the stage
I don't know where it's all headed, but I never have regretted
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Sometimes it's almost like he was just there
I even caught a whiff of funny smelling smoke upon the air
There's a faded poster hanging up backstage
From a night that Willie played here long ago
In that picture, he will never age
Just like all his classic songs, that never will grow old

And we're rollin' down the road that Willie paved
Pourin' out our hearts in every smoky bar onstage
Heaven knows that it ain't perfect, but I'd have to say it's worth it
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Billy Bob's and JT floors, you know we've played them all
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

We ought to buy an old silver eagle and fill it up on biodiesel
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Gee, someday we might get rich if we can keep it out of the ditch
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

When you play it Willie style, the crowd always goes Willie wild
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Everything in Texas is bigger, like the legend of Willie and trigger
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

You know I could keep this up forever, one more time boys all together
Rollin' down the road that Willie paved

Thank you, Willie