Darrell Scott “The Day Before Thanksgiving”

Written by July 26th, 2010 at 8:44 am

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“The Day Before Thanksgiving”

It’s the day before Thanksgiving I’m not feeling much of thanks
Just a low-grade desperation leaves me reeling in the ranks
Just when I think I’m getting somewhere it’s somewhere further to fall
It’s the day before Thanksgiving that is all

I don’t believe the pilgrims sat with Indians for a feast
A self-proclaimed holy sailor doesn’t break bread with his beast
But then again he had a musket and the Indian had a knife
And the musket man could make him eat for life
I don’t believe this country’s manifestering destiny
Someone just cooked it up and it is fed to you and me
They tell us who to love and war and never ask for help
And they cannot stand us thinking for ourselves
The day before Thanksgiving back in 1991
A millionaire let me drive his Mercedes just for fun
And I drove it with the top down on them Blue Ridge Mountain roads
He let me keep it thirteen weeks or so
And I know what he was saying with that car that wasn’t mine
That I could have one too if I just did not cross the line
But lines were made for crossing and I was born to crack the code
And there ain’t no shame in walking down this road
So it’s turkey breast and stuffing with gravy on the top
Mashed potatoes, peas and dinner rolls, you use them like a mop
Got my position at the table, got a child to say my grace
And a wife and boss that keeps me in my place
It’s the day before Thanksgiving I’m not feeling much of thanks
Just a low-grade desperation leaves me reeling in the ranks
Just when I think I’m getting somewhere it’s somewhere further to fall
It’s the day before Thanksgiving that is all

Written by Darrell Scott

  • Dee Meese

    Very well crafted ,,,well thought out tune!!!

  • Nina Perry

    Songwriting from the mind of a man who sees things with his heart- add to the mix the inspiring beauty of his voice and instrumentals from his masterfully talented hands… Darrell Scott’s music astonishes me… has soul-moving power…

  • Tom Carrico

    Saw Darrell once in Nashville. He is one of a kind. Incredibly gifted, powerful, soulful. His song “Double Headed Eagle” gives me chills.

  • Patti Gladstone

    Bravo! Once again Darrell you have touched my soul with your powerful and beautiful songs of life.

  • Vikki Duncan

    He’s got a gift of divine favor and he’s using it with purpose. I love that! He speaks to the heart and makes us feel a little less lost in the world.

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