The Fightin’ Side of Me Lyrics - Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin Bakersfield cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-7-30
length: 3:39
composer: Merle Haggard
lyricist: Merle Haggard
I hear people talkin' bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Foolin’ Around
  • 2 Branded Man
  • 3 Together Again
  • 4 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 5 He Don’t Deserve You Anymore
  • 6 I Can’t Be Myself
  • 7 Nobody’s Fool but Yours
  • 8 Holding Things Together
  • 9 But I Do
  • 10 The Fightin’ Side of Me
  • 11 Your Tender Loving Care
  • 12 Buckin’ Merle
  • 13 I Threw Away the Rose
  • 14 High on a Hilltop