I wrote this song but I got my friend, Jay Ramsey, to sing it for me and he also does some fine Guitar. All the rest of the track and the background singing is Me and it was recorded it at my Las Vegas Recording Studio.
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December 08, 2013
MP3 2.7 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Bob Kelly Lyric, Music and Vocal © Little Star Publishing Co.
Story behind the song
This was written especially for a specific listing from Taxi for an old school kind of country song in the vein of Merle Haggard.
Written by Bob Kelly Vocal by Jay Ramsey
Little Star Publishing Co.
This old highway of life is a long one
there are signs for the curves along the way
gettin’ sidetracked can be costly
thou the crossroads may look glossy
This wisdom is yours if you obey
Travel in a Straight Line movin’ forward
Movin in a Straight Line all the way
Keep it in a Straight Line movin’ forward
The Detours will always make you pay
I have traveled Life’s Road so often
and I’ve made some mistakes along the way
every shortcut that was taken
had a deadend road a waitin’
That message is clear to me today
Some things you learn from the books you
read in School,
Useful knowledge on that I’ll agree.
But, the hard knocks of Life
will give you an insight,
for the Strife of unknown emergency’s
If you travel Life’s road unknowing
there are hazards that you’ll meet along the way
focus front the path is wide
do not weave from side to side
your destination’s cleared without delay