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Bad Country in Five Minutes or Less

The game is simple, you come up with an idea and you write a country song around it in five minutes or less. Minimum two verses and a chorus. This one was inspired by a recent storm.


Know When to Shut It Down
Written by Steve Cooper
All Rights Reserved, Copyright June 16, 2011

I was just a school boy,
Trucks were just big toys
'Least that's what I believed.
But when my Dad came home one night
And I asked what took him so long,
He explained to me

(Chorus)
You gotta know when to back off,
Gotta know when to shut it down.
Sometimes it just ain't worth it
Trying to make it to the next town.
So kick off your boots, lay down your head,
That load won't go nowhere if your dead.
Ya gotta know when to shut it down.

Riding through Missouri,
Kind of in a hurry,
Got to get to Denver on time.
They say time is money
And I believe it, Honey
'Cause every second costs me a dime.
But when the big winds a blowin'
And the storm clouds are showing
The weatherman his own behind,
Those words from my Daddy,
Well, I receive 'em gladly
As they come up to my mind.

(Chorus)
You gotta know when to back off,
Gotta know when to shut it down.
Sometimes it just ain't worth it
Trying to make it to the next town.
So kick off your boots, lay down your head,
That load won't go nowhere if your dead.
Ya gotta know when to shut it down.
(Repeat Chorus)
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