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INSIDE THAT BOX
(Kurt Fortmeyer/Dave Gibson)
Dad Zone Music ASCAP/Savannah's House Music BMI

There was this magic box sittin’ on a shelf
Right above the fireplace in my grandpa’s house
Now and then he’d get it down
Spread all those treasures out
We’d travel back in time and never leave the couch
He’d say I got a million of ‘em kid as he opened the lid

There was a purple heart from Uncle Sam
Picture of a black Trans Am
“Just Married” sign and all them tin cans
A jackknife and a rabbit’s foot
First edition comic book of Spider man
He was a big fan
Oh I could sit for hours and listen to him talk
It’s hard to believe all those memories could fit inside that box

He’d talk about the big war sit and reminisce
Of how much he loved grandma and their first kiss
It was always about that time
He’d get something in his eye
And he’d say you know one of these days I gotta quit smokin’ this old pipe
He’d grin and say guess who’s on deck and I loved what he’d do next

Show me that foul ball from Willie Mays
He caught on his birthday back in 62
And Willie signed it too
Two tickets to the county fair
He first met grandma there on the Tilt-a-Whirl
She became his girl
I could sit for hours as he turned back the clock
It’s hard to believe all those memories could fit inside that box

It all seems like a dream to me now
As I sit beside this hole in the ground and they lower him down
And as they shovel on the dirt and rocks
I excuse myself and have to take a walk
‘Cause it’s hard to believe all those memories could fit inside that box
’Cause he was bigger than life to me
And all those sweet memories could never fit inside that box
They'll never fir inside that box

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from One More Night In Nashville, released January 21, 2014
Written by Kurt Fortmeyer and hit country songwriter Dave Gibson (Joe Diffie's "Ships That Don't Come In", Alabama's "Jukebox In My Mind", Montgomery Gentry's "Lonely And Gone", Confederate Railroad's "Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind" and "The Queen Of Memphis").
Recorded and produced by Pat Lassiter at River Front Recording in Madison, Tennessee
Session players included members of Tracy Lawrence's and Gary Allan's road bands.

Kurt Fortmeyer - lead vocal
Joe Caverlee (Tracy Lawrence) - mandolin, backing vocals
Tim Galloway (Gary Allan) - acoustic, electric, and baritone guitars
Peter Young - drums
Mike Holmes - piano, B3
Pat Lassiter (Tracy Lawrence) - bass

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