Me and Billy Joe and Mary Beth Were raised up on the path Of righteousness Made a solemn vow that We'd always be close And never wander far from Sawmill Road
As the years went by The world began to change One by one we outgrew Those childhood games Momma cooked and cleaned And worried 'bout our souls We got into beer and cars And rock 'n' roll
[Chorus] We knew Jesus was the answer And Elvis was the king Blue Suede Shoes and Rock of Ages Were the songs we learned to sing Innocence went out of style And we just watched it go Yesterday got left beneath The dust on Sawmill Road
Billy Joe went to Saigon For Uncle Sam Now I go to see him, He don't know who I am Once a year I get a card From Mary Beth She's with husband number four Somewhere out west I still live in this old house Where we were raised On this red dirt road The county never paved Now I watch my kids And worry 'bout their souls And pray they'll never wander Far from Sawmill Road
Me and Billy Joe and Mary Beth Were raised up on the path Of righteousness.