Crucible Steel

03:20
Cheley Tackett
2017
Cheley Tackett

Lyrics

CRUCIBLE STEEL

(Ashley McBryde/Cheley Tackett)

 

My roots go deep a good 6 feet in this ground

If you’re here son you was born here and ain’t figured your way out

They ain’t moved a scrap since nineteen seven and nine

But some ol’ haunt must be up there keepin’ fire in the sky

 

FDR put “Old Suzie” to use

Makin’ quarter ton munitions for the red, white, & blue

Son we built the backbone of the American dream

Now Uncle Sam has to feed us and our river don’t run clean

 

Grandma’s rockin’ on the porch just a waitin’ on Jesus

Mama’s pacin’ back and forth, sweepin’ a clean floor

Daddy don’t dream no more

 

Virgin pine and a legacy of steel

Kept Hanging Rock alive with the iron in these hills

Now, we’re all dyin’ slow from politics and pills

 

Grandma’s rockin’ on the porch just a waitin’ on Jesus

Mama’s pacin’ back and forth, sweepin’ a clean floor

Grandma’s rockin’ on the porch waitin’ on Jesus

Mama’s pacin’ back and forth, sweepin’ a clean floor

Daddy don’t dream no more