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Randy Rogers Band – They Call It The Hill Country lyrics

The hills of cow gap stood rugged and awesome
But you have to have fill dirt when you're building a road
And the hills of cow gap, they weathered the ages
Got wiped off the map for 12 dollars a load

Chorus: They call it the hill country, I call it beautiful
I'd call it progress if it could be saved
They call it the hill country I call it home
But what will they call it
When it's levelled and paved?

Uncivilized pagans drank untreated water
Right out of our rivers back in their day
Now those streams bubble with clean treated sewage
While they sit in their hotubs and they sip perrier.


Scrape off the hilltops build look alike houses
Move in some people and turn on the tv
After the ball game turn on some old movies
They'll smile when they see how things use to be.

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    Written by the great Kent Finley (Paper Napkin Dreamer). Cow gap refers to the area around Brady Texas the gateway to the hill country from that side. In the '90s progress came and outsiders came to the hill country to build track homes. Dirt hauled for $12.00 a load leveled the hills. Uncivilized pagans are the Native Americans and the likes of Davy Crockett that came through the hill country on their way to the Alamo in 1835. They drank straight out of the rivers and streams. Now clean treated sewage water fills the river as the population increases. After the ball game turn on the TV and they smile when they see how things use to me. As we progress we long for the natural past. This song is a work or art. Ronnie Barrett.
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