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We laughed and joked in the cab of his truck
Just my brother and me
The night before he shipped out Overseas
A leather-neck, Jarhead Marine

He said "the Radiator leaks,
And the timing-belt is worn,
But the Heart and Soul of this old beat up truck,
Is The Dashboard."

"It's seen a lot of tan legs,
Got a kick ass radio
Heard a lot of singing along with some country songs, and rock and roll.
Got a.38 bullet hole, courtesy of Kate Tillman's dad,
A lot of scotch tape marks from holding timeless photo graphs."
He said "If I don't come back,
You can have this Ford,
Just tape a picture of me, on the Dashboard."

He said "The paint is peeling off,
It's got dents in both the doors,
If something happens to me don't hang a for-sale sign above the Dashboard."

"It's seen a lot of tan legs,
Got a kick ass radio
Heard a lot of singing along with some country songs, and rock and roll.
Got a.38 bullet hole, courtesy of Kate Tillman's dad,
A lot of scotch tape marks from holding timeless photo graphs."
He said "If I don't come back,
You can have this Ford,
Just tape a picture of me, on the Dashboard."

I Had the Engine overhauled,
A paint-job and brand new chrome
I Had her washed and waxed, sittin' in the drive the day that he came home

I said "Here's the keys,
She's all yours,
I Fixed everything,
But the Dashboard"



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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    The dashboard, what can i say, it's beautuful! First thing after my divorce i was given a silverardo pick up by my dad. I felt more freedom in that truck than i ever did married. That truck has stories too, maybe different than our own. Its 20 yrs old and runs! Bought it used. Freedom, ... Is driving a truck! Next a motorcycle! :)... Awesome song! Xo darlin
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    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    This song is so amazing because it shows just how much he loves his brother, who is in the marines--and his actual sister is in the marines! --and how much all siblings love each other.

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