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Pressure Of Progress (Isle aux Morts Boys) video
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For twenty odd years I've been ridin' the wild ones,
Bustin' my bones in this old rodeo;
Tomorrow's the day they put me to pasture,
Tomorrow's the day I'm going home.

I can still see old Stanley Taylor,
Chasin' me out of the general store;
For stealing them apples
that was least half way rotten,
Lord, I can't wait to get back there once more.

They say we can't stop the pressures of progress,
Things just keep movin' no matter the cost;
We gotta keep changin' and rearrangin',
I can't help feelin' something got lost.

Now I'm on a hill overlooking my hometown,
Everything's different, there's nothing the same;
There's buildings down there
that belong in the city,
And right down the middle
there's a big ol' four-lane.

Well, me homestead is now a new subdivision,
The trees are all gone, the river is dammed;
The old men ain't got a place to play checkers,
'Cause the general store's now a hamburger stand.

They say we can't stop the pressures of progress,
Things just keep movin' no matter the cost;
We gotta keep changin' and rearrangin',
But I can't help feelin' something got lost.
No, I can't help feelin' something got lost.

####.... Isle aux Morts Boys ....####
Recorded by The Isle aux Morts Boys (My Newfoundland Shore, trk#10, 1988 Cassette, Independent, Isle aux Morts, NL).

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