“Floatin’ Down the Guadalupe” by Kent Mayhew (2004)

This world’s spinning faster than it used to be
got my head full of deadline and high anxiety
the doc said we got Xanax for that
and if you’re depressed Prozac only takes six weeks
I said screw those pills I’m gonna cure my ills
with an ‘ole Texas remedy

I think I’ll go campin’, bring my iTunes
I bought a Coleman lantern, a pop up tent, got a cooler full of brew
gonna hit that cool green water, rent me some inner tubes
gonna get me a tan with a beer in my hand
floatin’ down the Guadalupe
floatin’ down the Guadalupe
yea, floatin’ down the Guadalupe

They got a three hour trip or an all day ride
but the Texas sun is mean
I suggest you get a bottom in your inner tube
don’t forget your sunscreen
just kick on back, tip that hat
let your troubles float downstream
got that Gruene Texas stamp of approval
it’s an ‘ole Texas remedy

Floatin’ down the Guadalupe, it’s fun to bring your friends
floatin’ down the Guadalupe, it’s good for meetin’ girls
floatin’ down the Guadalupe
talkin’ ‘bout a party that never ends
started back in 1820, goin’ stronger than it did back then

Let’s go tubin’

We’ll have a bite at the Gristmill
we’ll go dancin’ at Gruene Hall
cool off with a Dos Equis
maybe a Shiner, maybe a Star
then we’ll cruise back to the camp site for the midnight barbecue
we’ll all sit around the camp fire, you talk about a good time
floatin’ down the Guadalupe
yea, floatin’ down the Guadalupe
everybody goes floatin’ down the Guadalupe
yea I’ll meet ya floatin’ down the Guadalupe
it’s an ‘ole Texas remedy
yea, floatin’ down the Guadalupe

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