David Archuleta Smokey Mountain Memories - 4/01/08

David Archuleta Smokey Mountain Memories - 4/01/08

David Archuleta performs "Smoky Mountain Memories" by Dolly Parton during the Final 9 American Idol Episode on April 1st 2008. Lyrics written by Dolly Parton and sung by David Archuleta on American Idol 4-1-08



Smokey Mountain Memories



You ought to go north somebody told us

Cause the air is filled with gold dust

And fortune falls like snow flakes in your hands

Now I don't recall who said it

But we'd lived so long on credit

And so we headed out to find our promised land



Just poor Smoky Mountains farm folk

With nothing more than high hopes

So we hitched our station wagon to a star

But our dreams all fell in on us

Cause there was no land of promise

Though it's a struggle just keepin' sight of who you are



Oh and these northern nights are dreary

And my southern heart is weary

As I wonder how the old folks are back home

But I know that they all love me

And they're all thinking of me

The Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong



You know I've been thinkin' a whole lot lately

About what's been and what awaits me

It takes all I've got to give what life demands

You go insane if you give in to it

Life's a mill and I've been through it

I'm just thankful I'm creative with my hands



Oh and these northern nights they're dreary

And my southern eyes are teary

As I wonder how the old folks are back home

But I'll keep leanin' on my Jesus

He'll love and guide and lead us

The Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong



If I'll keep looking to the father

Keep our heads above the water

While the Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong