Lyrics: High Road

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High Road

Fullbright / Traditional

Susie was a pearl of a woman
Jack was a golden man
She told him she’d love him forever
He gave her a wedding band
Their parents said they were just children
“Love comes as fast as it leaves
They think that they’ve built a foundation
Till life knocks them down with a breeze”

Living comes natural to many
Love comes natural to few
You take the high road to freedom
I’ll take the low road to you

Jack bought a brand new tractor
The bank bought him the land
He said, “The work may be hard but its honest
I’ll pay ’em by May if I can.”
Sometimes they’d talk about children
Names and things that they’ll do
“If its a girl we’ll call her Joanna
She’ll grow up to be just like you.”

Living comes natural to many
Love comes natural to few
You take the high road to freedom
I’ll take the low road to you

Jack was out plowing the south end
Trying to beat the next rain
Susie, she’d watch through the window
As the downpour finally came
He was riding the side of the terrace
When the mud gave way to the wheel
The tractor tipped over on Jack
The cold was all he could feel
Susie ran out through the rainstorm
Threw her arms around her true love
Her tears were lost in the water
And mixed in a puddle of blood
He told his little wife not to worry
He said, “The soft ground has broken my fall.”
He told her he’d love her forever
Then he didn’t say nothing at all.

Susie grew old and grey-headed
She never did marry again
Jack took the high road to freedom
She took the low road to him

Living comes natural to many
Love comes natural to few
You take the high road to freedom
I’ll take the low road to you.

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