T. Edwin Doss

T. Edwin Doss

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Country - Americana | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,188   
Member Since: 2013
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Song Description

grand-son describing the loss of Grand parents farm and, particularly, memories surrounding of the barn.

Story Behind the Song

Describing the story of Grand parents losing the farm was a common happening when I was growing up, effecting me as well as friends of mine.

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When Grand-pa's Barn Came Down

Words/music by
T. Edwin Doss

Took me several days to get home after Grand-pa had that stroke
Grand-ma knew what he was thinking, even though he never spoke
They didn't have much money... were mortgaged to the hilt
Had to auction off all they ever owned, everything they built

Bankers planned to build houses where tall green corn once grew
Had plans to raze that old farmhouse... all we ever knew
But the final thing that hurt the most...made those memories flow
Was watching that 'dozer do the work when the old barn had to go

It was a place where Mom and Dad first met,
Played "hide and seek" as kids
I did the same when I was young...Mom showed me where they hid
Was where my Daddy "tanned my hide"
When I done something wrong....
I'd dream my dreams up in that loft where I learned to write a song
Many nights Grand-ma would pray in there.. she'd get down on her knees
I could hear her talking to the Lord as the wind danced through the trees
Years ago she said, "We never own anything,
We borrow, and life goes 'round"....
But I lost more than ever loaned to me
When Grand-pa's barn came down

The very next day Dad and me went 'fishin.... had something on his mind
Knew he was 'tryin to hold his tongue...the way he would cast that line
With tearful eyes he finally said, "no one can tear us apart.... They really didn't take down that old barn,
'Cause she's deep inside our hearts"


Song Length
Country - General, Country - Cowboy
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moving, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
Life, Sadness

Similar Artists
Tom T. Hall, Dierks Bentley
2000 and later

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