"Wayworn Traveler"
2003 Pokey Records
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It's In There

words and music by Kim Townsend
© 2002 (ASCAP)

I’ll probably never be a farmer
but like my dad, I’ve thought to try
There’s a long line of folks who’ve worked the land
on both my mom and daddy’s sides

My father learned beside his grandpa
who also learned beside his dad
and although I haven’t followed in their steps
I appreciate and understand
the deep connection with our native land


It’s in there passed down quite naturally
I could have lived it so easily... but another road called
It’s in there alive and well inside of me
and it’s a heritage I’m proud to call my own
you wouldn’t think I’ve got the instinct... but it’s in there

I’ll never be a mother
well, at least not naturally
but I’ve had the perfect model
of what a mom’s supposed to be

Like her mother did before her
she raised her kids with faith and love
and all my grandmas and great-grannies did the same
They are blessings from the Lord above
and though I can’t relay it through my blood


Now I’ve found my place in music
sowing songs and always moving ‘round
and, yes, I do enjoy the traveling
but I’m kinda missing my hometown
and while I’ve yet to settle down...