Partners, Brothers And Friends    (1985)

The promoter says he wants to cancel 'cause there ain't enough tickets sold
The air conditioner on the bus just broke and I can't shake this cold
The single lost the bullet, the singer's losin' his wife
Well I might be crazy but I wouldn't change a single thing about this life

Sometimes we feel like champions, sometimes we just can't win
Sometimes our records hit the top of the charts or the discount bargain bins
Through almost 30 years of touring we've remained partners, brothers, and friends
Well we keep it together cause we're sure we're gonna be big time before it all ends

Just as long as Johnny got his fiddle and Jimmy got his drums along
Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be singing all our favorite songs
Catch the fire from the folks in the front row, fan the flames as the beat gets strong
It's great to be a part of something so good that's lasted so long

Well I saw a story in the paper, suddenly the band's big news
The critics all like our records just fine but they seem a bit confused
Is it folk or rock or country? Seems like everybody cares but us
So just leave us an early wake-up call so we don't miss the bus

Just as long as Johnny got his fiddle and Jimmy got his drums along
Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be singing all our favorite songs
Catch the fire from the folks in the front row, fan the flames as the beat gets strong
It's great to be a part of something so good that's lasted so long

The band says it can't stand my latest song, it's too personal
But my first wife's second marriage blew up, they had to get the dang thing annulled
Well if that ain't something to sing about, well you tell me what is
And we'll give it a beat and put it on the street and we just might have another hit

Just as long as Johnny got his banjo and Jimmy got his harps along
Then Jeffrey and me and Bobby will be singing all our favorite songs
Catch the fire from the folks in the front row, fan the flames as the beat gets strong
It's great to be a part of something so good that's lasted so long

It's great to be a part of something so good that's lasted so long

Lyrics by Jeff Hanna and Jimmy Ibbotson.
Recorded by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


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