Give What You Get Back

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Give What You Get Back
Its all dirt and dust here until he thinks of you.
He’s working while the sun sets, working while its coming up too.
You get what you give back, I believe its true.
He’s watching the sun set, and he thinks of you.

The money took some getting, the sweat was worth its weight in gold.
He made a little money, he’s gonna send it home.
You give what you get back, or so we’re told.
He made a little money, he’s gonna send it home.

He walks head down the highway for to make his way back east.
The oil wells have dried up and work is moving overseas.
You give what you get back, or so we’re told.
He couldn’t hitch a ride much, the nights was long and the earth was cold.
You know the earth was cold.

Sometimes what you get back, can’t be defined.
Sometimes what you get back will be revealed in time.
It’ll be revealed in time.

He will work the mills and the hills for as long as he is able.
Work won’t get him rich but it will put some well-earned food on the table.
You give what you get back, and I hope its true.
He made a little money, he’s gonna send it home to you.
He’s going to send it home to you.

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from Pastures, released September 30, 2016
Roger Hoover - vocals, guitar
Ray Flanagan - guitar
Russ Flanagan - piano
Kevin Martinez - upright bass
Ysabel Hoover - harmoies

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Roger Hoover Ohio

Over the past 15 years, songwriter/guitarist Roger Hoover has been preaching the gospel of traditional American music to a growing group of devoted fans by keeping one foot in what Greil Marcus describes as the “old, weird America” and another foot firmly planted in the now.. ... more

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