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"Down Home" is a song written by Rick Bowles and Josh Leo, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in February 1991 as the fourth single from their album Pass It On Down. The song hit number one on the Hot Country Singles chart in April 1991.


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Just off of the beaten path
A little dot on a state road map
That's where I was born and where I'll die
Things move at a slower pace
Nobody's in the rat race
And these days that's a special way of life

Down home, where they know you by name and treat you like family
Down home, a man's good word and hand shake are all you need
Folks know if they're falling on hard times
They can fall back on
Those of us raised up down home

In the corner of the hardware store
Gathered 'round a checkerboard
Old men telling lies and crowning kings
Kids driving 'round the old town square
Tops rolled down in the cool night air
Go and see what's shaking at the Dairy Queen

Down home, where they know you by name and treat you like family
Down home, a man's good word and hand shake are all you need
Folks know if they're falling on hard times
They can fall back on
Those of us raised up down home

When I was a boy, I couldn't wait to leave this place
But now I wanna see my children raised down home
Down home
Folks know if they're falling on hard times
They can fall back on
Those of us raised up down home

Where they know you by name and treat you like family
Down home, a man's good word and hand shake are all you need
Folks know if they're falling on hard times
They can fall back on
Those of us raised up down home
Down home
Way down home
Down home, down home, way down home, down home

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Alabama

Alabama is a country music and southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States. The band was founded in 1969 by Randy Owen (lead vocals, Rhythm Guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals), soon joined by Jeff Cook (Lead Guitar, fiddle, keyboards). In 1973, after Owen's graduation from Jacksonville State University, they gave up their day jobs and weekend gigs. The group, formerly known as "Wildcountry", left Fort Payne and Lookout Mountain to explore the possibilities of the club scene in surrounding coastal South Carolina. The band is often credited with bringing country music groups (as opposed to solo vocalists) into the mainstream, paving the way for the success of today's top country groups. Since i… more »

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Written by: RICK BOWLES, JOSH LEO

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