You Don't Have To Go To Nashville

from by Gary Dugan

/
  • Streaming + Download

     

about

Lyrics: Lewis Greer
Music: Gary Dugan

lyrics

You Don't Have To Go To Nashville
©1997 Lewis Greer/Gary Dugan

All my life I'd praised the Lord with songs that I would sing
My audience would hear it clear that Jesus was my king
I was singin' for His glory and I went just where He led
Then the praise of men got in my skin
And I listened when they said,

"Son, you should be thinkin' Nashville,
Think New York, think L.A.
You've got to play the big towns,
Then the big time comes your way.
The charts are callin' to you with their money and their fame
But if you don't go to Nashville you're not even in the game."

Well, that advice seemed mighty good,
And since I wanted more
I packed my words and my guitar chords
And I headed for the door
But before I left I stopped to see
The preacher from my youth
I was lookin' for his blessing
But what I got was truth

"You don't have to go to Nashville
To make it big with God
And after all He is the One you want to hear applaud
Now, there's nothin' wrong with Nashville,
It's quite a town, I'm told
But the one you need to please
Lives where the streets are made of gold."

Down through the years of joys and fears
Those words have seen me through
In every choice I hear their voice
And I know just what to do
Now I don't care which town I'm in
Or which town I'm traveling toward
Even when I go to Nashville
I go there for my Lord.

You don't have to go to Nashville
To make it big with God
And after all He is the One you want to hear applaud
Now, there's nothin' wrong with Nashville,
It's quite a town, I'm told
But the one you need to please
Lives where the streets are made of gold.

credits

from Songs For The Journey, released May 18, 2012
Lyrics: Lewis Greer
Music: Gary Dugan

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Gary Dugan California

contact / help

Contact Gary Dugan

Streaming and
Download help