Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark
Dana Clark

Story

I think of this song as a photo album full of my favorite pictures from my childhood.  I always used to cry when I tried to sing it.

Lyrics

Homemade Dresses and Homemade Songs Copyright Dana Clark
Cornfields in the summer time Blue skies where the clouds roll by Gardens full of butterflies Crickets singing through the night Bare feet and a dusty road A can of worms and a fishing pole Afternoons that never end Roller skates and my best friend See it so clear when I close my eyes I guess I'll always wonder why Time must pass and things must change Even me, I feel so strange Lingers on in my memory Just the way it used to be So many years and miles away Seems like it was yesterday CHORUS: Grandpa always took me fishing Grandma taught me right from wrong My sister made me learn to sing "Amazing Grace" Daddy helped me to be strong My Mama made the things that money couldn't buy me Homemade dresses and homemade songs Homemade dresses and homemade songs Time seemed like it moved so slow The winter we had all the snow Warm inside, no place to go We could hear the cold wind blow Faces smiled in the fireglow Piano and a fiddle and an old banjo Mama sang high, Papa sang low Now it seems so long ago I packed my suitcase full of songs I said "I won't be gone too long" How was I to know that when you leave You can't return again Things don't ever stay the same Time and love can't be reclaimed What is past is surely gone But the memories come back so strong CHORUS: Grandpa always took me fishing Grandma taught me right from wrong My sister made me learn to sing "Amazing Grace" Daddy helped me to be strong My Mama made the things that money couldn't buy me Homemade dresses and homemade songs Homemade dresses and homemade songs

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Larry Millas at Tanglewood Recording Studio, Brookfield, Ill. Produced by Gary Filip. Dana Clark: Vocal, guitar. Gary Filip: guitar. Francois D. Lux: Pedal Steel Guitar. Doug Mazique: Bass guitar. Chris Miller: Fiddle. Stewart Nevitt: Drums. Harmony vocals: Farrah Coleman, Pat Ensfield, Gary Filip, Horace Prewitt.