From the recording Guitar in Hand

Lyrics

MOONSHINER’S DREAM
Kasey Rausch + Scott Stanton 2013

I walked to the creek bucket in hand
Carried the water across the land
To cool the coils for my grandad
For my grandad...

He stayed behind to watch the fire breathe
As the spirits rose up in a storm cloud of steam
Then dripped back down in a moonshiner’s dream
It’s a moonshiner’s dream....

He said take this jug into your grip
Know this secret is my gift
Pull the heart across your lips
You’ll feel my soul in just one sip

Grandpa poured the head into the ground
Gave great thanks and he made a sound
As he flung the tail and let it drown
We won’t drink that down...

He said, “now if you want my advice”
“If you want your dream to taste real nice”
“Give the head and tail in sacrifice”
It’s a sacrifice...

He said take this jug into your grip
Know this secret is my gift
Pull the heart across your lips
You’ll feel my soul in just one sip

There’s so much more I could say
About my grandpa and his ways
But I never wanted to see the day
No not that day...

I went to the still to fill my jar
I knew my grandpa couldn’t be far
But he gave his life for his art
He gave his heart...

So I took that jug from his grip
I know this secret was his gift
Pulled the heart across my lips
I felt his soul in just one sip...