The Dashboard
Lyrics Chris Young

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We laughed and joked in the cab of his truck
Just my brother and me
The night before he shipped out overseas
A leather-neck, jarhead marine

He said "The radiator leaks,
And the timing-belt is worn,
But the heart and soul of this old beat up truck,
Is the dashboard."

"It's seen a lot of tan legs,
Got a kick ass radio
Heard a lot of singing along with some country songs, and rock and roll.
Got a .38 bullet hole, courtesy of Kate Tillman's dad,
A lot of scotch tape marks from holding timeless photographs."
He said "If I don't come back,
You can have this Ford,
Just tape a picture of me, on the dashboard."

He said "The paint is peeling off,
It's got dents in both the doors,
If something happens to me
Don't hang a for-sale sign above the dashboard."

"It's seen a lot of tan legs,
Got a kick ass radio
Heard a lot of singing along with some country songs, and rock and roll.
Got a .38 bullet hole, courtesy of Kate Tillman's dad,
A lot of scotch tape marks from holding timeless photo graphs."
He said "If I don't come back,
You can have this Ford,
Just tape a picture of me, on the dashboard."

I had the engine overhauled,
A paint-job and brand new chrome
I had her washed and waxed,
Sittin' in the drive the day that he came home

I said "Here's the keys,
She's all yours,
I fixed everything,
But the dashboard"

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