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That’s What’s Good in America – Shannon Slaughter / Gerald Ellenburg

Shannon – Guitar and Lead Vocal / Heather – Harmony Vocal / Ron I. – Mandolin / Trevor – Banjo / Cliff Bass and Harmony Vocal / Ron S. – Fiddle

At a time when politics are really dividing this country, America is still a great place to live!! I got this idea driving to work one day when I saw a man working in his (very large) garden. I finished the song with the help of Gerald Ellenburg at his cabin in South Carolina. It’s about all the things I’m involved with in my life (coaching football, being a husband, and a new father). The last verse is my favorite on the whole record.

Lyrics

That’s What’s Good In America
S. Slaughter G. Ellenburg

Old man in a field of corn
Driving by I honked the horn, thought a second, then turned around
Liberty bibs, long-sleeved shirt, plowing in the Bama dirt,
Building it all from the ground
Working for something, asking for nothing, that’s what life’s about

That’s what’s good in America today /
Working hard just like the good old days
Doing honest work for honest pay / That’s what’s good in America today


At the hometown football game, bow our heads speak his name, hats off To the stars and stripes
Hanging in there lose or win[Hey], we always come back again
Just our way of life on Friday nights
Cheering em on, up or down, that’s what life’s about

That’s what good in America today Being strong, just like the good old days
Helping your friends along their way /That’s what’s good in America today

Saying I do in a little church, a baby girl makes it all worth
Everything it takes to rise above
Holding hands and saying grace, seeing her sweet smiling face
That’s how it feels to be in love
Living right, loving tight, that’s what life’s about

That’s what’s good in America today
Loving true, just like the good old days
Living dreams that never fade away
That’s what’s good in America today

we still live in the good old USA