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When You're In A Ditch Stop Diggin'
 
Lyrics
VERSE
Sometimes we don't know when enough is enough
Life can be taxing; life can be tough
But when you've done a stupid that you can't escape
Just don't make it worse or a bigger mistake

FIRST CHORUS
When you need to zag, stop ziggin'
After too much beer, stop swiggin'
For promises made, stop renegin'
And when you're in a ditch, stop diggin'

VERSE
Boss man lookin' down his nose at what you've done
From the look on his face, your nightmare has just begun
Now I don't think you wanta be readin' his mind
'Cause he ain't gonna be payin' you for any overtime

SECOND CHORUS
When the dinner's over, stop piggin'
When the lake's out of fish, stop jiggin'
When there's no more frogs, stop giggin'
And when you're in a ditch, stop diggin'

VERSE
I know you didn't mean to make her so mad
But unless you're gettin' smarter, the future looks bad
She hasn't yet decided on your ultimate fate
But I don't think you really want to start a debate

Repeat First CHORUS

BRIDGE
If you're supposed to be skinny, stop jigglin'
If you're supposed to be still, stop wigglin'
You gotta learn not to make it any worse
You need to know how to hit reverse (uh huh)

RIDE

Repeat FIRST CHORUS

TAG
Yeah, when you're in a ditch, stop diggin'
Aw, man...

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
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Description
Short Song Description:
Many analogies for the proposition that when you get in trouble you should not make it any worse. This guy is in trouble because of that all the way around -- his boss, his wife.... He just needs to learn when to hit reverse. Most of the analogies have to do with country living.
Long Song Description:
Many analogies for the proposition that when you get in trouble you should not make it any worse. This guy is in trouble because of that all the way around -- his boss, his wife.... He just needs to learn when to hit reverse. Most of the analogies have to do with country living.
Story Behind the Song:
No back story. Just pure craft.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:04
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Failure
Subject Matter 2: Regret
Mood 1: Troubled
Mood 2: Depressing
Similar Artist 1: Travis Tritt
Similar Artist 2: Marty Stuart
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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