Broken Ground
CA Roth 10-19-08

There’s a tiny town out in the broken ground where the young folks don’t hang around too long There’s no work out there unless you got a farm even then the corn price is down there used to be a railroad thru there it don’t run no more to the tiny town out in the broken ground

There’s a church out there in the tiny town where they laid my head in the water and a big old house full of memories where they raised six sons and daughters with a picture of an old man praying on the wall of the big old house in the tiny town out in the broken ground

As I packed my bags to board the bus that would take me off to war I said goodbye watched my momma cry my dad said son no matter where you roam you’ll carry part of your prairie home and I took that to heart held my head up high I walked this whole world round swam the sandy shore lived in the largest towns I seen the hell of war through it all one thing never changed I’ll always be that boy from the tiny town out in the broken ground