DOWN IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

Couple Lyrics:  Meredith Arneson
Melody and Arrangement:  R. M. Brown
Copyright: 2001

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Down in the foothills of the Carolina mountains
There’s a cabin in the woods by a stream
And when life gets rough -- I mean wall-bashin’ tough
I stick both feet up on my desk and dream

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Well, well I dream myself right down to my favorite fishin’ hole there
And I trek around the banks without a care
This pen behind my ear becomes a 10-foot fishing pole
Next thing you know I’m castin’ in the air

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I go for relaxation with no complication
No time away, no costly travel fare
I take one great vacation in my imagination
With peaceful scenes around me everywhere

You’ll find some relaxation without complication
No time away, no lengthy travel plans
Just one real short vacation in your imagination
Will bring you back your sanity again

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Here’s my advice to all you stressed out eight-to-nine-o’clockaholics
Until you recognize it’s crazy working sixty hour weeks
Just give yourself a little time out -- a momentary break-out
Stick both feet up on your desk and dream

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Then conjure up some tempting picture of some place you’d like to be
If you could leave your work and travel there today
Like cruising down some river or lying on a beach somewhere
Whatever scene would drive that stress away

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I go for relaxation with no complication
No time away, no costly travel fares
I take one great vacation in my imagination
With peaceful scenes around me everywhere

Go get some relaxation without complication
No time away, no lengthy travel plans
Just one real short vacation in your imagination
Will bring you back your sanity again

Just one real short vacation in your imagination
Will bring you back your sanity again

It’ll bring you back your sanity again
And again...and again