IF YOU'RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY "You Gotta Rock The House" $7​.​99​​ 11 COUNTRY STYLE SONGS FOR YOU COUNTRY MUSIC FANS & BLESS YOU FOR YOUR TIME, PURCHASE AND BEING A GREAT "RAIDER FORCE" FAN :) Lee​,​Toby, Rus & Johnny~ S​.​R​.​B​.​~

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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2017 UNFORGIVING LIE VERSE WELL I SAW YOU ON THE FRONT PORCH A LITTLE TEAR DROP IN YOUR EYE HOW CAN A WOMAN AS PRETTY AS YOU BE SO DISSATISFIED WELL I WALKED UP ON THE FRONT STEPS TOOK YOUR HAND AND ASK YOU WHY ON A DAY AS PRETTY AS THIS TELL ME WHAT HAS MADE YOU CRY WELL YOU TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR STORY AND YOU TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND A MAN WHO ONCE SAID YOU WERE GOING TO BE HIS WIFE MAYBE THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT SOMETHING WENT A LITTLE WRONG CAN YOU GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY GIRL LOVE CAN TURN OUT REALLY STRONG CHORUS SOMETIMES LOVE WILL GROW STRONG AND TALL WHERE YOU THOUGHT THE GROUND WAS DRY DID YOU KNOW A FLAME MAY SPROUT RED AND HOT FROM AN UNFORGIVING LIE LEAD VERSE WELL I SAT AND HELD YOUR HAND THROUGH THE HOT SUMMER DAY AND YOU LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY THIS IS WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY I’VE NEVER NOTICED HOW MUCH YOU CARED I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT YOU TWICE NOW YOU KNEEL DOWN BEFORE ME AND YOU ASK ME FOR YOUR WIFE CHORUS / TAG SOMETIMES LOVE MAY GROW STRONG AND TALL WHERE YOU THOUGHT THE GROUND WAS DRY DID YOU KNOW A FLAME MAY SPROUT RED AND HOT FROM AN UNFORGIVING LIE… FROM AN UNFORGIVING LIE
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny Abbott – Greg Valentine © Copyright: 1992 – 20117 BACK ROADS OF MY MIND INTRO I CAN STILL SEE THAT OLE CROOKED CLOTHES LINE SHEETS BLOWIN IN THE WARM SUNSHINE GRANDPA WITH HIS FIDDLE ON THE FRONT PORCH SWING I CAN STILL RECALL THOSE SWEET MELODIES AND MEMORIES VERSE PUTTING PENNIES ON THE RAIL ROAD TRACK WATCHING OLD NUMBER 8 MASH EM’ FLAT PICKIN TEAMS FOR A BASEBALL GAME THE NIGHT FISHING IN THE MUDDY LAKE A NEW TRACTOR WAS THE TALK OF THE TOWN A CROWD GATHERED JUST TO SEE HOW SHE PLOWED I’VE LEFT THAT SIMPLE LIFE MILES BEHIND I CAN STILL WALK THROUGH THOSE TIMES . . .ON THE BACK ROADS OF MY MIND VERSE HOLIDAYS WERE A FAVORITE TIME EASTER MORNING FOUND US WAITING IN LINE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH HOUSE IN OUR SUNDAY’S BEST THE DOORS WOULD OPEN AND WE’D MARCH UP THE STEPS PREACHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT JESUS HIS DAUGHTER TAUGHT ME ABOUT FIRST LOVE I STILL GO BACK THERE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YEA I STILL DRIVE BY . . .ON THE BACK ROADS OF MY MIND BRIDGE AND OUT ON THIS HIGHWAY LIFE GOES BY IN A BLINK OF AN EYE SO NOW AND THEN I TAKE A DETOUR TO A PLACE WHERE PRECIOUS MEMORIES FLOOD MY MIND LEAD VERSE I WOKE UP FROM A DREAM LAST NIGHT COULD OF SWORE I HEARD THE SOUND OF SWEET MUSIC GRANDPA’S FIDDLE IN THE MOONLIGHT WELL I SPENT SOME TIME ON THOSE BACK ROADS . . .THE BACK ROADS OF MY MIND
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TELL ME WHY 03:51
Lyrics and Music by: Johnny Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2017 TELL ME WHY CHORUS TELL ME WHY YOU’RE SO LONELY TELL ME WHY YOU LOOK SO BLUE HAS YOUR HEART BEEN BROKEN LATELY AND CAN I HAVE THIS LAST DANCE WITH YOU VERSE WELL I SAW YOU STANDING ON THE DANCE FLOOR SAW YOU LEANING ON THE RECORD MACHINE I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU MY DARLIN SO WANT YOU SCOOT YOUR BOOTS ON OVER HERE WITH ME CHORUS AND TELL ME WHY YOU’RE SO LONELY TELL ME WHY YOU LOOK SO BLUE HAS YOUR HEART BEEN BROKEN LATELY AND CAN I HAVE THIS LAST DANCE WITH YOU VERSE WELL YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND YOU TOLD ME YOU'D BE LEAVING BEFORE TO LONG THEN WHY ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE DANCING IS IT ME OR HAVE YOU LOST YOUR WAY HOME CHORUS AND TELL ME WHY YOU’RE SO LONELY TELL ME WHY YOU LOOK SO BLUE HAS YOUR HEART BEEN BROKEN LATELY AND CAN I HAVE THIS LAST DANCE WITH YOU LEAD BRIDGE WELL I KNOW IT'S LATE YOU MUST BE LEAVING AND I KNOW YOU HAD FUN ON THE FLOOR TONIGHT IF THERE’S ONE WISH THAT YOU COULD GRANT ME I'DE BE DANCING WITH YOU TIL MORNING COMES CHORUS / TAG TELL ME WHY YOU’RE SO LONELY TELL ME WHY YOU LOOK SO BLUE HAS YOUR HEART BEEN BROKEN LATELY AND CAN I HAVE THIS LAST DANCE WITH YOU CAN I HAVE THIS LAST DANCE WITH YOU
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2017 IF YOU’RE GONNA TO PLAY COUNTRY INTRO IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY..... YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE VERSE I PULLED INTO TOWN LAST FRIDAY NIGHT SAW A LITTLE TAVERN THOUGHT I’D GO INSIDE THE BAND WAS PLAYING MY FAVORITE TUNES WHEN A MAN GOT UP AND STARTED SINGING THE BLUES WELL HE SUNG ABOUT WAYLON OLE WILLIE TO AND HE SUNG ABOUT HANK LORD JUST A SINGING THE BLUES HE KNEW HIS COUNTRY FROM A TO Z THEN HE SUNG A SONG LORD THAT REALLY CAPTURED ME CHORUS IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY..... YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE VERSE I LISTENED TO HIM SING ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT THE BAND PLAYED COUNTRY WITHOUT A SINGLE FIGHT I LISTENED CLOSELY TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY THEN HE TURNED TO ME AND ONCE AGAIN HE SANG CHORUS IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY..... YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE LEAD CHORUS / TAG IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY..... YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE GOTTA PLAY SOME MUSIC WORTH SINGING ABOUT IF THE MUSIC’S TOO LOUD AND THE WORD’S UNCLEAR TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND LEAVE IT AIN’T A WELCOME HERE IF YOU’RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY.....
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Gone To San Antone You call me on the phone said you were leaving You called me up to say you are gone You told me not to worry or come find you You’re on the train headed for San Antone The news struck me hard just like lightening I could not believe that you were really gone The news came quickly and decisive As you dealt down the verdict from the phone I screamed broke down shouted hollered Oh why did you decide to go I fell to both knees prayed up to the Heaven Thank you Lord now she’s gone Get on outta hear-beer and pizza tonight boys- Good time an ESPN on my TV from now on- None of that soap opera stuff any more Sometime I’d be happy with you staying Other times be happy when you’re gone I never liked the way that you loved me I never cared if you come back home Guess I’m trying to say good-bye dear Guess I’m trying to say so long It was fun while it lasted now it’s over Have a good life in San Antone I screamed broke down shouted hollered Oh why did you decide to go I fell to both knees prayed up to the Heaven Thank you Lord now she’s gone I screamed broke down shouted hollered Oh why did you decide to go I fell to both knees prayed up to the Heaven Thank you Lord now she’s gone Thank you Lord now she’s gone Are you going -you get on outta hear
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2014 THANK YOU DADDY VERSE DADDY TOLD ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG TO BE A MAN IT’S HARD MY SON WELL I KNEW THOSE WORDS WERE TRUE TO SEE HOW LIFE TREATED YOU CHORUS YOU WORKED HARD SIXTY HOURS A WEEK SO WE COULD HAVE FOOD AND SHOES ON OUR FEET YOU’LL ALWAYS BE MY SUPERMAN FLYING HIGH UP IN THE SKY THANK YOU DADDY FOR LOVING ME VERSE WINTER’S PAST AND SUMMER HAS GONE DADDY LEFT ME HERE ALL ALONE THE LAST WORDS DADDY SAID TO ME BE A MAN SO THE WORLD CAN SEE CHORUS YOU WORKED HARD SIXTY HOURS A WEEK SO WE COULD HAVE FOOD AND SHOES ON OUR FEET YOU’LL ALWAYS BE MY SUPERMAN FLYING HIGH UP IN THE SKY THANK YOU DADDY FOR LOVING ME BRIDGE WELL I KNOW TIME’S WERE HARD FOR US WORKING LONG HOURS SURE MUST’VE BEEN TOUGH YOU NEVER COMPLAINED WHEN YOU CAME IN LATE WORKING HARD JUST TO PAY OUR WAY LEAD CHORUS / TAG YOU WORKED HARD SIXTY HOURS A WEEK SO WE COULD HAVE FOOD AND SHOES ON OUR FEET YOU’LL ALWAYS BE MY SUPERMAN FLYING HIGH UP IN THE SKY THANK YOU DADDY FOR LOVING ME THANK YOU DADDY THANK YOU DADDY FOR LOVING ME
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2014 GONE TO HEAVEN VERSE SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS LEAVING RIGHT FROM OUR BED SAID SHE WAS GOING TO A PLACE FAR AWAY AS I HELD YOU IN MY ARMS AND ASK YOU NOT TO GO YOU RAISED YOUR HEAD AND WHISPERED I LOVE YOU SO CHORUS NOW SHE’S GONE TO HEAVEN WALKING ON THE STREETS OF GOLD STANDING THERE BESIDE THAT ROAD LOOKING DOWN ON ME AND IF I GET TO HEAVEN I’LL ENTER THOSE PEARLY GATES AND HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS MY LOVE FOR ALL ETERNITY VERSE WITH THE DOCTOR’S HAND UPON HER I HELD HER TIGHT SHE SAID GOOD-BYE AS SHE CLOSED HER EYES LAST NIGHT LEAD CHORUS NOW SHE’S GONE TO HEAVEN WALKING ON THE STREETS OF GOLD STANDING THERE BESIDE THAT ROAD LOOKING DOWN ON ME AND IF I GET TO HEAVEN I’LL ENTER THOSE PEARLY GATES AND HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS MY LOVE FOR ALL ETERNITY AND HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS MY LOVE FOR ALL ETERNITY VERSE SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS LEAVING RIGHT FROM OUR BED
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2014 PLAYED THE OPRY VERSE I REMEMBER SITTING ON THE PORCH LISTENING TO DADDY PLAY HE'D PULL OUT HIS OLD GUITAR HE'D BEGIN TO SING NOW I STILL RECALL ALL THOSE SUNNY DAYS DAD WOULD LOOK AT ME AND GRIN HERE'S WHAT HE'D SAY CHORUS HE’D SAY SON I'VE PLAYED THIS OLE GUITAR FROM AN EARLY AGE MAY HAVE PLAYED THE OPRY BUT I HAD BILLS TO PAY AND I COULD NEVER LEAVE YOUR MOM NOW GOD REST HER SOUL I SIT HERE AND PLAY FOR HER SHE'S LISTENING I KNOW VERSE MANY A YEARS HAVE COME AND GONE SINCE DADDY PASSED AWAY NOW HE SINGS FOR MOMMA IN A HOME FAR AWAY MANY A NIGHTS I THINK OF THEM AND THE MUSIC DAD WOULD PLAY THE MEMORIES OF HIS OLD GUITAR THE WORDS HE WOULD SAY CHORUS VERSE MANY A NIGHTS I'M ON THE ROAD SO FAR AWAY FROM HOME AND I WALK OUT ONTO THE STAGE AND I SING YOU MY SONGS NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY DAD COULD NEVER LEAVE HE HAD FOUND THE ONE TRUE LOVE I MAY NEVER MEET CHORUS / TAG WELL HE’D SAY SON I'VE PLAYED THIS OLE GUITAR FROM AN EARLY AGE MAY HAVE PLAYED THE OPRY BUT I HAD BILLS TO PAY AND I COULD NEVER LEAVE YOUR MOM NOW GOD REST HER SOUL I SIT HERE AND PLAY FOR HER SHE'S LISTENING I KNOW WELL I SIT HERE AND PLAY FOR HER SHE'S LISTENING I KNOW
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DADDY'S CAR 03:08
Lyrics and Music by: Johnny W. Abbott © Copyright: 1992 – 2014 DADDY’S CAR VERSE I WOULD PICK HER UP AROUND SEVEN O’CLOCK WE WOULD DRIVE FOR HOURS THROUGH THE MOON LIT NIGHTS SHE WAS SEVENTEEN I HAD MY DADDY’S CAR SINGING WITH THE RADIO GAZING AT THE STARS CHORUS THINGS WERE EASIER LIFE WAS FINE I HAD MY DREAMS AND YOU WERE MINE THINGS WERE BETTER LORD BACK THEN . . . IN DADDY’S CAR VERSE TIME PASSES ON NOW WE’RE STILL HERE YOU WITH YOUR MEETINGS ME AND THE KIDS LIFE’S BEEN A STRUGGLE VERY HARD AT TIMES WOULDN’T TRADE A MOMENT CAUSE IN THE BACK OF MY MIND CHORUS BRIDGE LIFE’S A STRUGGLE VERY HARD AT TIMES WE HAD OUR LOVE AND PEACE OF MIND LIFE’S A MYSTERY WE’LL NEVER SOLVE WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES I CAN STILL SEE THAT CAR STILL SEE THAT CAR VERSE NOW WE’VE GROWN OLD AND YOU’VE GONE AWAY MY HEART IS WITH YOU PLEASE HEAR WHAT I SAY LIFE WAS GOOD WITH YOU I LOVED YOU EVERY DAY WE’LL MEET AGAIN SOON AND YOU’LL HEAR ME SAY CHORUS / TAG THINGS WERE EASIER LIFE WAS FINE I HAD MY DREAMS AND YOU WERE MINE THINGS WERE BETTER LORD BACK THEN . . . IN DADDY’S CAR THINGS WERE EASIER BACK THEN . . . IN DADDY’S CAR IN DADDY’S CAR
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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny Abbott (865) 681-7000 (865) 982-0037 © Copyright: 1992 – 2017 Affiliate: (BMI) RAIN IN A BUCKET VERSE WAITING HERE FOR A BETTER DAY TO COME LORD A HOPEING IT’S JUST AROUND THE BEND GREENER PASTURES AND BRIGHTER SUNSHINE WE SEEK A LIFE WHERE WE’VE NOT BEEN CHORUS AND WE CAN LIVE OFF RAIN IN A BUCKET THERE AIN’T NO PHONE OUT IN OUR CAR AND WE CAN LIVE LIKE KINGS IN A CASTLE AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR LOVE VERSE WHEN I SAID I DO TO YOU LOVE I MEANT THOSE WORDS FOREVER MORE I DIDN’T KNOW LIFE COULD BE SO HARD NOW I DIDN’T KNOW LOVE COST SO MUCH CHORUS AND WE CAN LIVE OFF RAIN IN A BUCKET THERE AIN’T NO PHONE OUT IN OUR CAR AND WE CAN LIVE LIKE KINGS IN A CASTLE AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR LOVE LEAD VERSE AS WE LOOK INTO OUR NEW BABY’S EYES DEAR I SEE THE JOY THAT’S ON YOUR FACE NOW I KNOW WHERE REAL WEALTH COMES FROM MONEY COULD NEVER TAKE YOUR PLACE CHORUS / TAG AND WE CAN LIVE OFF RAIN IN A BUCKET THERE AIN’T NO PHONE OUT IN OUR CAR AND WE CAN LIVE LIKE KINGS IN A CASTLE AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR LOVE AS LONG AS WE HAVE OUR LOVE
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WILD HEART 03:50

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The Southern Raiders Band (SRB) has been performing and writing original music for over 20+ years. SRB performs in the Country/Southern Rock arena and has eight complete albums to show for the efforts. SRB has performed opening acts for some of the biggest names in the industry and has the writing ability and musicianship to perform with both the Country Music stars and the Southern Rock legends. This allows us the ability to produce both rock and country music album releases. The fans have been great in both fields and some enjoy both styles of music and we are fortunate to have original music in both genres. The music is now available by the complete album or by the song. This music was recently released here at BandCamp just type in Southern Raiders Band and choose rock from the album, “Raise Southern Dixie,”-10 songs, or if you enjoy traditional country music please check out our, “If You’re Gonna Play Country, - YOU GOTTA ROCK THE HOUSE,” album here at BandCamp as well. We certainly hope you enjoy these albums for your library of music and SRB would certainly appreciate your support.

If you are new to SRB please check us out on Facebook and Bandcamp.com and leave a post we sure welcome you aboard and hope you enjoy the music. You know music is a part of everyone’s life and SRB would love the opportunity to be a part of that, for you, as well. SRB also has two songs in the foreign market that produces royalties currently, and we are trying to get a U.S. release here on our homeland territory. SRB has had the same members; with the exception of two we lost through illness and one who passed away, since the inception of the group. This fact is possible because we strive to have a good time, abundance of written material, and a close relationship with our fans through our music on albums as well as our live concerts. Keeping, you the fan, at the top of our priorities enables us the ability for continued longevity and the motivation to keep turning out the music you can enjoy and relate to. We want you to know that we thank you so very much for buying the music and coming to the concerts because without you loyal fans we’d have to close shop and go home.

Once again, thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon.

God Bless and have a great day,

THE
SOUTHERN RAIDERS BAND

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released June 17, 2018

Released July 25, 2018

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Johnny Abbott- Lead Guitar-Acoustic- Lead-Slide Guitar
Lee Butcher- Lead Vocal-Bass Guitar
Rus Michael- Lead Guitar-Keyboard-Vocal -Lip Quiverer and
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Toby Smith- Drums-Percussion-Vocal-Drum Effects

Special Appearance By Musicians & Friends-
Richard Mogridge-Keyboard-Synthesizer
Dwight Waters - Pedal Steel

Recorded at Underground Recording - Knoxville TN: - Producer and Engineer- Matt Lincoln

Mastered by: SEVA

Thank You, and remember: " SMILE AT THE WORLD...IT MAY JUST SMILE BACK. "

~ This Band Is Stamped 110 Proof Original Southern Style Jammin....!

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Southern Raiders Band Rockford, Tennessee

The Southern Raiders Band began in the 90's as a studio project. S.R.B. was first called the," Twilight Rose Band, We had two ten song albums titled, "Planetary Escape," and another titled,” Southern Raiders," the latter would later become the name of the band. Then events happened at the studio that would turn studio friends into one of the most recognized power groups to come out of the area. ... more

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