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Lynyrd Skynyrd Blows Everyone Away With ‘All I Can Do Is Write About It’

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On one of their cruises, appropriately called the Simple Man Cruise, legendary rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd blew everyone away with a live performance of "All I Can Do Is Write About It".

The song was first released on the band's 1976 album Gimme Back My Bullets and also on two different compilation albums. It was written by original lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Allen Collins.

Ronnie sang about his love of the South in the lyrics "well you can take a boy out of ol' dixieland/Lord but you'll never take ol' dixie from a boy." The lyric "I can see the concrete slowly creepin'," expressed his disappointment in the industrial development he was seeing.

Ronnie's younger brother, Johnny, began singing lead vocals in 1987 and that's who you see performing with the legendary rock band today. Johnny's voice on this song is amazing and he totally encapsulates his brother's spirit. This performance also features a beautiful keyboard solo by Peter Keys.

The fan-filmed video shows just how many people are affected by their music, especially when the audience joins in at the chorus. One of the best parts of the video is seeing the man in the crowd wearing the bandana, raise his beer glass and sing along.

Watch the performance below.

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Lyrics Below

Well, this life that I've live has took me everywhere
There ain't no place I ain't never gone
But it's kind of like the saying that you heard so many times
Well, there just ain't no place like home

Did you ever see a she-gator protect her young
Or a fish in a river swimming free?
Did you ever see the beauty of the hills of Carolina
Or the sweetness of the grass in Tennessee?

And, Lord, I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
'Cause I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord, take me and mine before that comes

Would you like to see a mountain stream a-flowin'?
Would you like to see a youngin' with his dog
Did you ever stop to think about, well, the air your breathin'?
Well, you better listen to my song

And, Lord, I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
Yes but I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord, take me and mine before that comes

I'm not tryin' to put down no big cities
But the things they write about us is just a bore
Well, you can take a boy out of ol' dixieland
Lord but you'll never take ol' dixie from a boy

And, Lord, I can't make any changes
All I can do is write 'em in a song
Yes but I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord, take me and mine before that comes
'Cause I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord, take me and mine before that comes

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