John Dear
Words and Music by Missy Guthrie
 
 
VERSE 1:
It all started out with a handshake,
And several N series were born
Changes were made through this span of time,
I’d like to thank you Mr. Ford
        
Your tractors have those features that …Help get our days work done
                   
From your aluminum grill to a stronger steel
To the 3 point hitch combination   
 
CHORUS:
          
Climb up on the seat…buckle up real tight
Press the clutch pedal down to the floor just right
Throttle forward turn the key…..warmin’ those cylinders up….
              
Start the engine, s-l-o-w-l-y liftin my foot off the clutch…….
              
There’s power with the motion offered on command,
The rhythm of progression working on the land  
 
VERSE 2:
Now that 3 point hitch would have never been
Without your handshake and your vision
Umm what a system for this strong machine,
Thank you, Mr. Ferguson
 
Your features evolved over the years Help increase our production
 
Back it up- hook it up- raise it up -hydraulic
Linkage combination  
 
CHORUS:
 
VERSE 3:
Well I must admit you’re my favorite one
Providing strong, steady power to steer
Your features more than words can say
I want to thank you…. Mr. Dear
        
Yeah rain or shine- you’re the dependable kind, Earth yields when you are near
Hauling and a plowin, Straighten, Cultivating,
Yeah this earth is perfect right here  
John Dear, yeah, John Dear
 
 
CHORUS:
Climb up on the seat…buckle up real tight
Press the clutch pedal down to the floor just right
Throttle forward turn the key…..warmin’ those cylinders up….
              
Start the engine, s-l-o-w-l-y liftin my foot off the clutch…….
 
There’s a power with the motion put it in gear,
The rhythm of the engine’s Cuttin it clean -and –clear….
….John Dear……
 
Oooooo…… My Dear……
Oooooo My, My John Dear
Oooooo My Johnny, Johnny Dear…..
 
 
 
© 2011 C. Melissa Guthrie

 

BETWEEN THE LINES
Words and Music by Missy Guthrie
 
VERSE 1:
They say that you can’t put a good book down
But some volumes are a little too loud,
Since I’ve discovered…..Ya can’t judge it by its cover
 
Putting on these plays of dishonesties,
I suppose from your own insecurities
Your own ovation, ……Such the reputation
 
Well I don’t know what page you’re on, Stay out of my book, your reading me wrong
              
Na na na na ,Na na na na
 
CHORUS:
You’re the same ol’ story just a different past
Just remember it was never your opinion I asked
 
Ya say this could work……….But without you I was already there……..
 
Baby let me give you some advice
Write you’re own and you just might
                             
Find out what’s between…..the lines
 
 
VERSE 2:
You think you can go on narrating mine
When you don’t even know my storyline
                  
Can’t even see me,…..So don’t even try to read me
 
Telling me once you figure it out,
And find out what this is all about
Wait for your vision……..till you make your right decision
       
Well Baby, I don’t live on a shelf, So you may have to figure it by yourself
              
Na na na na na, Na na na na na
 
REPEAT CHORUS:
 
© 2011 C. Melissa Guthrie
 

 

Full Circle Again
Words and Music by Missy Guthrie
 
Verse 1:
I’ve seen enough to know
There will always be another direction to go
As you’re keeping me amused for what is around the bend
 
 
CHORUS
You’ve got me falling strait up with no end
You’ve got me flying against the wind
You say meet in the middle
But I’m going full circle again
 
 
Verse 2:
Always in driver’s seat
Speeding past all of the signs   
As you look into your rear view mirror to see what you left behind 
 
 
CHORUS
You’ve got me falling strait up with no end
You’ve got me flying against the wind
You say meet in the middle
But I’m going full circle again
 
 
BRIDGE:
When all is said and done, and you’re still searching for who you wanna be
Will you recognize what you mean to me      
 
 
Verse 3:
Yeah, I’ve seen enough to know
There will always be another direction to go
As you’re keeping me amused for what is around the bend
                   
CHORUS
 
 
© 2011 C. Melissa Guthrie
 

 

I’m Not Your Fault
Words and Music by Missy Guthrie 
 
VERSE 1:
You only wanted the morning, you only wanted the light
You couldn’t see past it; the worth of the night
Moving on with devotion, only to go back
Stuck with no motion like a train with no track
 
VERSE 2:
The window you looked through, the things that you could never see
Your focus was your own fear… Baby, that wasn’t me
I was there to love you, I was there all along,
I reached for anything, and all I found was this song
 
CHORUS:
I gave you the mornings only to find they got lost
Your need to sabotage no matter the cost
I’m not your fault all I am is your blame
Another justification of something you’ll never change
 
 
VERSE 3:
Worse than loosing someone is finding they were never there
Vivid memories diluted from the tear
Those sounds that you cannot hear are the echoes beyond your wall
Who was your reason that validated your fall?
 
CHORUS 2:
I gave you the mornings only to find they got lost
Your need to sabotage no matter the cost
No, I’m not your fault all I am is your blame
Another justification of someone you’ll never change
 
 
 
© 2011 C. Melissa Guthrie