Against the Grain

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Garth Brooks

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music artist. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings… more »

Folks call me a maverick Guess I ain't too diplomatic I just never been the kind to go along Just avoidin' confrontation For the sake of conformation 
And I'll admit I tend to sing a different song
But sometimes you just can't be afraid To wear a different hat
If Columbus had complied This old world might still be flat

Nothin' ventured, nothin' gained Sometimes you've got to go against the grain Well, I have been accused Of makin' my own rules There must be rebel blood
Just a-runnin' through my veins But I ain't no hypocrite What you see is what you get
And that's the only way I know
To play the game
Old Noah took much ridicule For building his great ark
But after forty days and forty nights
He was lookin' pretty smart Sometimes it's best to brave the wind and rain
By havin' strength to go against the grain Well, there's more folks than a few
Who share my point of view
But they're worried If they're gonna sink or swim
They'd like to buck the system But the deck is tacked against 'em
And they're a little scared
To go out on a limb
But if you're gonna leave your mark
You can't follow like a bunch of sheep You got to listen to your heart Go bustin' in like old John Wayne Sometimes you got to go against the grain Nothin' ventured, nothin' gained Sometimes you've got to go against the grain


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