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This is a very serious song that asks the questions can and how do we turn this world that we have damaged greatly around and try to fix the damage we’ve done and stop the future damage that we will do. It speaks of an Eagle that spread it’s wings and flies away, but the meaning is of a literal nature in that if the planet continues on present course we all know that we will deplete all the beauty that God gave us in a very ugly way. This song is basically about what do we do now that we have caused severe damage and continue, daily, to damage our earth? Do we turn our heads and say that maybe it wont happen in our life time and leave the problem for our children or do we, at the least, try to slow down the present and future damage we are on course to do? Really something to think about and if each person did a little, each day, that would be a lot.

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Lyrics and Music by: Johnny Abbott
© Copyright: 1992 – 2017

TURN THIS THING AROUND

VERSE
WELL NOW I SEEN AN EAGLE SPREAD IT'S WINGS AND FLY AWAY
NOW I SEE THE STORM CLOUDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN TOPS
ACROSS THE BAY
BUT I’VE NEVER SEEN THE PAIN THAT THE WORLD IS IN
CAN'T WE START AGAIN

CHORUS
TREES AND RIVERS ARE SLOWLY GOING DOWN
THE CHILDREN HAVE NO GRASS FOR THEIR PLAYING GROUNDS
TELL ME HOW DO WE STOP THE DESTRUCTION ALL ABOUT
TELL ME HOW DO WE TURN THIS THING AROUND

VERSE
I CAN'T SEE THE SUNSHINE FOR THE GRAY SKIES UP ABOVE
THERE'S SMOKE AND SMOG FROM THE FACTORIES
OH DOES NO ONE REALLY CARE
CAN’T YOU LEND US A HAND CAN'T YOU SEE WE’RE GOING DOWN
AND WE NEED A LITTLE HELP FROM UP ABOVE

CHORUS
TREES AND RIVERS ARE SLOWLY GOING DOWN
THE CHILDREN HAVE NO GRASS FOR THEIR PLAYING GROUNDS
TELL ME HOW DO WE STOP THE DESTRUCTION ALL ABOUT
TELL ME HOW DO WE TURN THIS THING AROUND

LEAD

CHORUS / TAG
OH TREES AND RIVERS ARE SLOWLY GOING DOWN
THE CHILDREN HAVE NO GRASS FOR THEIR PLAYING GROUNDS
TELL ME HOW DO WE STOP THE DESTRUCTION ALL ABOUT
TELL ME HOW DO WE TURN THIS THING AROUND
TELL ME HOW DO WE TURN THIS THING AROUND

HOW DO WE TURN THIS THING AROUND

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from ~ ARCHIVED BALLADS ~ THIS ALBUM IS PACKED FULL OF 11 "SOUTHERN STYLE" BALLADS AND A 50's STYLE? :) & WOW​​!​​​!​​ $7​.​99 THIS ALBUM CONTAINS STORY​~​TELLING BALLADS THAT NEARLY ANYONE CAN RELATE TO​.​THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, SUPPORT AND BEING A GREAT "RAIDER FORCE" FAN :) Lee, Toby, Rus & Johnny ~ S​.​R​.​B. ~, released March 16, 2018
(Remix Released) February 28, 2017

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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 Quiver
Toby Smith ~ Drums ~ Percussion ~ Vocal ~ Drum Effects

** Special Appearance By Musicians & Friends **
Richard Mogridge-Keyboard-Synthesizer
Dwight Waters - Pedal Steel
Ronnie Kelly ~ Lead Vocal
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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