Music Monday: Johnny Van Zant – Brickyard Road

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

Johnny Van Zant – Brickyard Road

Consider this one a very mellow Monday as this is a song that never fails to bring a tear to my eye. Johnny wrote this one in remembrance of his brother, Ronnie, who had been the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd before he died much too soon in a plane crash. I’m sharing this one and dedicating it to anyone out there that has lost someone in their lives.

Lyrics

Doesn’t seem that long ago
Three of us walkin’ down that road
Grey ’55 Chevy parked in the front yard
Little Melody tagged along
Those were the best days now they’re gone
Oh it’s been twelve years since it went down
Lord, lost my best friend now
I can still see him fishin’ on that old dock
I know I can’t bring back yesterday
But oh Lord can’t you help me find my way

Down to brickyard road
Oh, walk on down
Down to brickyard road
He’s with me now
Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin’ the winds of a Southern sky
When I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road

Brother, do you realize what you’ve done?
Touched the hearts of everyone
You might’ve died too young
But your songs live on
I know I can’t bring back yesterday
But we’ll be all together again some day

Down on brickyard road
Oh, walk on down
Down to brickyard road
He’s with me now
Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin’ the winds of a Southern sky
When I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road

I can see him standin’ on the dock
His old chevy out in the front yard
Walk on down, walk on down

Momma and Daddy’s doin’ all right
I saw Melody last Saturday night
She’s all grown up, she’s such a pretty girl
Things just ain’t the same since you left our world

Oh, brickyard road
Hear me now
I can see him, down on brickyard road

Swore I saw a Free Bird fly
Ridin’ the winds of a Southern sky
And when I hear that whistle blow
It carries me back
To brickyard road
Oh, brickyard road
Oh, brickyard road
want to go back
To brickyard road

Songwriters: Robert White Johnson / Michael Gerald Lunn / Johnny Van Zant / Ronnie Van Zant
Brickyard Road lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
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