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​Louisiana Country Mile

This song is by David Kersh and appears on the album Goodnight Sweetheart (1996).

Your teacher might've told you it was five thousand something feet
That ain't to far in a car or on a city street
Let me tell you son, back where I come from
You learn as a little child
There ain't nothing any longer than a Louisiana country mile

Amos Walker said he'd shoot me next time he caught me crossing his fence
But I was too much in love to reallly think about it back then
Walking that tree cross Thibidioux creek
I can still see them gators smile
But she was worth every step of that Louisiana country mile

That path got shorter as I fell deeper
I'd swim that old swamp if I had to to see her
Those days are gone and she's a memory,
But when that road looks long it hits me
There's a treasure at the end of most of life's troubles and trials
And there ain't nothing longer than a Louisiana country mile

I've come a long way from that little house back in the woods
And I know I don't get back there as much as I should
But every now and then when the walls close in I can still smile
I close my eyes and let my mind walk that Louisiana country mile

That path got shorter as I fell deeper
I'd swim that old swamp if I had to to see her
Those days are gone and she's a memory,
But when that road looks long it hits me
There's a treasure at the end of most of life's troubles and trials
And there ain't nothing longer than a Louisiana country mile
Don't talk till you've walked that Louisiana country mile

Written by:

Mark Alan Springer/Jerry Laseter