From the album Right On Time

Lyrics

Keep Her On The Farm
Leo Rondeau

Cut up all her country dresses
they all sit at least six inches above her knees
And she smiles when she sees herself in these
She left her boots unharmed
But it’s not enough to keep her on the farm

You’re never gonna wake her from her sleep
She’s spent so many late nights in the streets
Smoking cigarettes high on life weed and spirits
She never wakes to her alarm
How you gonna keep her on the farm

It’s not that she doesn’t miss the smell of the fields
Because she does
It’s not that she doesn’t miss riding on the horses
That she still loves
But her wandering heart won’t be held my mothers arms
And she may some day go back to the hay
But for now you can’t keep her on the farm

You’re never gonna keep her in the kitchen
She is not your traditional woman
She ain’t living for serving a man
She keeps her own bed warm
You’re never gonna keep her on the farm

If you really want to be her lover
Then you need to share the same desire to wander
And discover all that this world has to offer
Only then will she be charmed
But not enough to keep her on the farm

It’s not that she doesn’t miss the quiet country nights
Because she does
Its not that she doesn’t miss her country bumpkin friends
That she still loves
And she may some day go back to the hay
But for now you can’t keep her on the farm