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Written by: Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace

"I wanted to do an open-your-mind type of song about leaving the South. Everything I love in my life was formed between West Virginia and Tennessee -- that's the core of my experience. It's easy to live in Nashville, where there's a lot of like-minded people and you know all the rules. But then there's the first time you go to Canada and stand outside at night in winter and go, "What is that neon-green stuff in the sky?" Or you land in Paris for vacation and walk through the streets and nothing prepares you for looking up as the lights on the Eiffel Tower start to go on. It's like, "What in the world? This is magic!" The song says two things at the same time: It's great to have Southern pride and not wanna live anywhere else, but it's great too to see the rest of the world." ~BRAD PAISLEY

*Note: The acoustic version is available as a Bonus Track on the Deluxe Edition of Wheelhouse

Lyrics

When your wheelhouse is the land of cotton,
The first time you leave it can be strange, it can be shocking

Not everybody drives a truck, not everybody drinks sweet tea
Not everybody owns a gun, wears a ball cap boots and jeans
Not everybody goes to church or watches every nascar race
Not everybody knows the words to "Ring Of Fire" or "Amazing
Grace"

Chorus:
Oh, Dixie Land,
I hope you understand
When I miss my Tennessee Home
And I've been away way too long
I can't see this world unless I go
Outside my Southern Comfort Zone

I have walked the streets of Rome, I have been to foreign lands
I know what it's like to talk and have nobody understand
I have seen the Eiffel Tower lit up on a paris night
I have kissed a West Coast girl underneath the Northern Lights
I know what it's like to meet the only one like me,
To take a good hard look around and be a minority

And I Miss my tennessee home
I can see the ways that I've grown
I can't see this world unless I go
Outside my Southern Comfort Zone

I miss your biscuits and your gravy
Fireflies dancing in the night
You have fed me you have saved me
Billy Graham and Martha White

I have since become a drifter
And I just can't wait to pack
Cause I know the road I leave on
It will always bring me back

(Solo)

Chorus
I wish I was in Dixie Again
I miss my Tennessee Home
And I've been away way too long
I can't see this world unless I go
Outside My Southern Comfort Zone

Look away, look away

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