From the recording Simple Things, Guts and Dreams

Lyrics

THE RUGGED OL' ROCK



I’ll make my way back

To the edge of the pond

Where Nan and Pop's house

Smells of hard bread and cod

I’ll make my way back

To the place I belong

Steep the tea

Tell me what’s all the talk



CHORUS

I can’t wait to go back

To the Rugged Ol' Rock

Been gone so long

There's an ache in my heart

I can’t wait to go back

To the Rugged Ol' Rock

Oh why did I leave her to roam

By God I belong back home



I’ll make my way back

To the edge of the pond

B'ys line up the shots

Pound back the malt

I’ll make my way back

To the place I belong

Play guitar

Sing shanties by heart



I’ll make my way back

To the edge of the pond

Build me a house

On a wide strip of lawn

I’ll make my way back

To the place I belong

The kids'll run wild

All they want



I’ll make my way back

To the edge of the pond

I strayed so far

My accent is lost

I’ll make my way back

To the place I belong

I’m tired of this work up along

The Rugged Ol' Rock calls me home