Louisiana Country Mile (Kersh David)

Your teacher might've told you It was five thousand something feet That ain't too far in a car or on a city street Let me tell you son, back where I come from You learn as a little child There ain't nothing any longer than a Louisiana country mile Amos Walker said, he'd shoot me next time He caught me crossing his fence But I was too much in love to really think about it back then Walking that tree cross Thibidioux Creek I can still see them gators smile But she was worth every step of that Louisiana country mile That path got shorter as I fell deeper I'd swim that old swamp if I had to to see her Those days are gone and she's a memory But when that road looks long it hits me There's a treasure at the end of most of life's troubles and trials And there ain't nothing longer than a Louisiana country mile I've come a long way from that little house back in the woods And I know, I don't get back there as much as I should But every now and then when the walls close in, I can still smile I close my eyes and let my mind walk that Louisiana country mile That path got shorter as I fell deeper I'd swim that old swamp if I had to to see her Those days are gone and she's a memory But when that road looks long it hits me There's a treasure at the end of most of life's troubles and trials And there ain't nothing longer than a Louisiana country mile Don't talk till you've walked that Louisiana country mile