40 Acres Lyrics

Caedmon’s Call


publisher: ©MUSIC SERVICES, INC.
writers: Aaron Tate
album: Track 11 in album 40 Acres
release date: 1999-4-13
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length: 3:34
udu: Garett Buell
percussion: Garett Buell
djembe: Garett Buell
drums: Todd Bragg
electric bass guitar: Aric Nitzberg
acoustic guitar: Derek Webb, Cliff Young
lap steel guitar: Phil Madeira
accordion: Randy Holsapple
Hammond organ: Randy Holsapple
lead vocals: Cliff Young
background vocals: Derek Webb, Danielle Young
composer: Aaron Tate

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Out on these Texas plains you can see for a million lives
And there's a thousand exits between here and the state line
About the last time that I saw you
You said call me Pandora, call me a fool

And I'm thinking this view it could do you some good
So drop these scales and take a look

There's 40 acres and redemption to be found
Just along down the way
There is a place where no plow blade has turned the ground
And you will turn it over, 'cause out here hope remains
'Cause out here hope remains...

Out here the Texas sky is as big as the sea
And you're alone in your room like an island floating free
Your spirit's hanging in a bottle out on a tree
You say that you're the black sheep, I say you're still family

So throw that bottle to the waves
They'll bring you in to me and from the shore you will see

Out here the Texas rain is the hardest I've ever seen
It'll wash your house away, but it'll also make you clean
Now these rocks they are crying too
And this whole land is calling out for you

Track Listing

  • 1 There You Go
  • 2 Thankful
  • 3 Shifting Sand
  • 4 Faith My Eyes
  • 5 Where I Began
  • 6 Table for Two
  • 7 Climb On (a Back That's Strong)
  • 8 Petrified Heart
  • 9 Somewhere North
  • 10 Daring, Daylight Escape
  • 11 40 Acres