Dirt - Florida Georgia Line




The Experience: You know you came from it, and some day you’ll return to it. Your life is built on simple things, and it's what you do with them, and who you do them with, that matters...

Music Video: An old man tells the story of his life: a love story that turns the ever present dirt of his farmer life into the backdrop for a tale of love, children, broken windows, and good pies. Love is symbolized by the red hat that he wears in each scene, a red hat that fades with time and use, but never leaves his head, even when Rosie is gone.

Meaning of Dirt: What is a successful life? Fame? Money? Power? How about dirt? For Florida Georgia Line, dirt symbolizes the normal, humdrum things of life. Those are the things that real love thrives on - you plant your roots in it and build a 10 percent down white picket house on it. In the end, successful love isn't crazy - 1968. It's steady and faithful - the white picket house. It's the red hat that fades with time... because it never leaves your head.

Ask Yourself: How many truly successful people do you know?


LYRICS:

(I'll tell you something. 1968 was just another year the fields needed tilling and there wasn't enough rain. But it was the first year Rosie started bringing my lunch out to the field every day.)

You get your hands in it
Plant your roots in it
Dusty head lights dance with your boots in it (dirt)
You write her name on it
Spin your tires on it
Build your corn field, whiskey
Bonfires on it (dirt)
You bet your life on it

It's that elm shade
Red roads clay you grew up on
That plowed up ground
That your dad
Damned his luck on
That post game party field
You circled up on
And when it rains
You get stuck on
Drift a cloud back
Behind county roads
That you run up
The mud on her jeans
That she peeled off
And hung up
Her blue eyed
Summer time smile
Looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build
A 10 percent down
White picket fence house on this dirt

(Rosie and I had five children. One died at birth. They were tough times, tough years, but we did okay.)

You’ve mixed some sweat with it
Taken a shovel to it
You’ve stuck some crosses and some painted
Goal posts through it (dirt)
You know you came from it (dirt)
And some day you’ll return to
It's that elm shade red roads clay
You grew up on
That plowed up ground
That your dad
Damned his luck on
That post-game party field
You circled up on
And when it rains
You get stuck on
Drift a cloud back
Behind county roads
That you run up
The mud on her jeans
That she peeled off
And hung up
Her blue eyed
Summer time smile
Looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build
A 10 percent down
White picket fence house on this dirt

(I asked Rosie one time if she wanted to travel and see the world. "No", she said, "the world comes right to my window, every day, even if it is broken.")

You know you came from it (dirt)
And some day you’ll return to

Its that elm shade red roads clay
You grew up on
That plowed up ground
That your dad
Damned his luck on
That post-game party field
You circled up on
And when it rains
You get stuck on
Drift a cloud back
Behind county roads
That you run up
The mud on her jeans
That she peeled off
And hung up
Her blue eyed
Summer time smile
Looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build
A 10 percent down
White picket fence house on this dirt

Makes you wanna build
A 10 percent down
White picket fence house on this dirt

(See, Rosie was right about two things. You don't have to see the world to be worldly. Just raise good children, bake good enough pies, and the world'll come right to your window. She was right about something else, too. I built that baseball diamond way too close to the kitchen.)

You know you came from it
And some day you’ll return to it

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