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POETRY ON THE
STRINGS

written by john kringstad

staring at an empty legal pad

trying to write a song that ain't half bad

will it turn out happy, will it turn out sad

hell, I don't know

I've lived my life for words and rhymes

the pieces of my soul in every line

I hope it all won't have been a waste of time

in the end

'cause I'm just trying to land poetry on the strings

create something someone else might want to sing

I don't care about fancy cars and all those things

I'm just trying to land poetry on the strings

poetry on the strings

I've had this love for music since I was young

a Chevy truck, a father, and a son

I was just a skinny kid riding shotgun

listening to daddy's Delco

then one day the Marshall Tucker band came on 

it was the first time I had heard any love song 

when that chorus ended and it can't be wrong 

well something felt so right

somehow I knew they landed poetry on the strings

created something they were proud to sing

a little part of why I make this guitar ring

and keep trying to land poetry on the strings

poetry on the strings

and I hope I taught my children

Lord, I pray they know

once you find your passion in this life, you should never let it go

that's why I'm still trying to land poetry on the strings

create something the world will want to sing

I'm addicted to the joy this struggle brings

of trying to land poetry on the strings

poetry on the strings

staring at an empty legal pad

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