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Rusted Car (Unmixed)

(DOC WALTZ)
Music and Lyrics by Doc Waltz
Written to Doc's wife, Donna, but dedicated to his cowboy grandfathers, Ike and Jack.
This unmixed version features Doc’s acoustic guitar, lead vocal and harmonies by Doc and Tom Bishel. Currently being recorded.
Headed home ….. drivin…… this old car,
Gonna fix her …..up, good …as…… new.
Sit in the back……. with this old…. guitar,
Write me some songs ….and sing ‘em…… for you.

Now baby, ……don’t worry…… ‘bout me,
There’s still broncos…that I know…I can ride.
But maybe, ….if cowboys ……get to live their own dreams,
I’ll catch up on a few…. of the sweeter ones…..tonight.

(CHORUS)
This rusted old car,
And busted guitar,
Have been my savin’ grace.
Fallen into decline ….but I’ve seen em’ both shine.
Like me, …..they’re still in the race.

This cowboy, ……holds tight ……to his reins,
But this cowboy, is tired …..of gettin’ throwed.
My angels ……got a few…..bloodstains,
You cain’t borrow…’gainst what’s ………already owed.

(SPOKEN) Now, the rodeo trail....it's bittersweet,
Gold buckles and broken down lives.
Days of glory and bitter defeat,
And rodeo sweethearts and wives

(CHORUS)
But this rusted old car,
And busted guitar,
Map out my life like a compass,
And I see it this way, only you can say,
If I was as good as my promise.

~Break~

So, I’m drivin’ …..this old ……..rusted car
with this old...busted ……guitar,
Down some lonesome old highway…….tonight.
But I’ll be getting’ on down…..to our hometown……by morning light.
By mornin’ light…
It’s almost light……

(A man’s hometown is where his legacy begins)

Originally written 2006

©Robert L. Waltz, 2009 Waltz Songs, ASCAP