Greg Young

Greg Young

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Country - General | Abilene, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 4,766   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

A celebreation of the roadrunner of the American Southwest and the connection to the land and people of the American Southwest.

Story Behind the Song

My source for finding out about the roadrunner was Wyman Meinzer, famous Texas photographer and author of many books including The Roadrunner by Texas Tech University Press



The wind just blows around here.
No place to come from. There ain't no place to go.
Parts the short grass prarie down
to the spirit trail of paisano.

He shows no fear to the rattlesnake.
Oh he boldly grabs the head
Beats the body against a stone.
The grinding of his bread.

Oh oh paisano running along the railroad track
Oh oh paisano you're leaving me, but you're coming back

Now paisano he is humble.
I know by the message that he brings.
For in the fire of a summer day
he bows and spreads his wings.


Now for the wind I am grateful.
Beneath the sun my head is bowed.
Lord I pray for your mercy.
Just the passing shade of some cloud.


Words and Music by Greg Young, BMI
All Rights Reserved

Song Length
Folk - Country, Country - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Peaceful, Content

Subject Matter
Prairie, Plains, Spirituality

Similar Artists
Kansas, Lyle Lovett
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Greg Young
Music Credits Greg Young
Producer Credits Greg Young and Doug Roysden
Publisher Credits Greg Young
Performance Credits Greg Young, Arley Gipson (banjo), Mark Pruitt (cabasa)