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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 February 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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Track Name: UNFORGIVING LIE
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
Track Name: BACK ROADS OF MY MIND
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
Track Name: TELL ME WHY
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
Track Name: IF YOU'RE GONNA PLAY COUNTRY ~ "You Gotta Rock The House"
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.....
Track Name: THANK YOU DADDY
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
Track Name: GONE TO HEAVEN
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
Track Name: PLAYED THE OPRY
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
Track Name: DADDY'S CAR
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
Track Name: RAIN IN A BUCKET
Lyrics and Music by: Johnny Abbott
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© Copyright: 1992 – 2017
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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