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Zach Bryan - Purple Gas Lyrics



Zach Bryan - Purple Gas Lyrics
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[ Featuring Noeline Hofmann ]

[Zach Bryan]
I've got plates for purple gas
'Bout the only break I catch
But I am not the kind of man
To blame the dealer on a losing hand
[Noeline Hofmann]
Have a lone star in my eye
The darker the sky, the brighter it shines
Pumpjack checks and baler twine
A ton of grit or maybe it's spite

[Zach Bryan & Noeline Hofmann]
And if I weren't a flatland boy, I'd say I have a hill
A hill that I will die upon if the climb don't get me killed
If there were such heights around here for a guy to lay his pride
Maybe I'd rest before I died if I weren't a flatland boy
[Zach Bryan]
If I weren't a flatland boy

[Noeline Hofmann]
I hammer down, hair straight back
World blurs past, tell me, how's it that
My horizon line's static?
I guess at least it's a sure bet
[Zach Bryan]
Was taught to not throw the first fist
But if you take a hit, finish that son of a bitch
In a life having the upper hand's a myth
Your only fighting chance is too stubborn to quit

[ Zach Bryan & Noeline Hofmann]
And if I weren't a flatland boy, I'd say I have a hill
A hill that I will die upon if the climb don't get me killed
If there were such heights around here for a guy to lay his pride
Maybe I'd rest before I died if I weren't a flatland boy
[Zach Bryan]
If I weren't a flatland boy

[Noeline Hofmann]
Retired rail ties, point-nine wire
Neighbor kid on the fencin' pliers
Fargo that turns over fine
At forty below if you cuss it right
[Zach Bryan, Noeline Hofmann]
A sly thumb of rye sometimes
Keep a bottle hid with the Bio-Mycin
You can dull the edge, you can look ahead
But can't get there, it goes on forever
Oh, it just goes on forever
You keep your head down, it goes on forever

[Zach Bryan]
But I've got plates for purple gas
[Noeline Hofmann]
I've got plates for purple gas
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[Zach Bryan]
I've got plates for purple gas
'Bout the only break I catch
But I am not the kind of man
To blame the dealer on a losing hand
[Noeline Hofmann]
Have a lone star in my eye
The darker the sky, the brighter it shines
Pumpjack checks and baler twine
A ton of grit or maybe it's spite

[Zach Bryan & Noeline Hofmann]
And if I weren't a flatland boy, I'd say I have a hill
A hill that I will die upon if the climb don't get me killed
If there were such heights around here for a guy to lay his pride
Maybe I'd rest before I died if I weren't a flatland boy
[Zach Bryan]
If I weren't a flatland boy

[Noeline Hofmann]
I hammer down, hair straight back
World blurs past, tell me, how's it that
My horizon line's static?
I guess at least it's a sure bet
[Zach Bryan]
Was taught to not throw the first fist
But if you take a hit, finish that son of a bitch
In a life having the upper hand's a myth
Your only fighting chance is too stubborn to quit

[ Zach Bryan & Noeline Hofmann]
And if I weren't a flatland boy, I'd say I have a hill
A hill that I will die upon if the climb don't get me killed
If there were such heights around here for a guy to lay his pride
Maybe I'd rest before I died if I weren't a flatland boy
[Zach Bryan]
If I weren't a flatland boy

[Noeline Hofmann]
Retired rail ties, point-nine wire
Neighbor kid on the fencin' pliers
Fargo that turns over fine
At forty below if you cuss it right
[Zach Bryan, Noeline Hofmann]
A sly thumb of rye sometimes
Keep a bottle hid with the Bio-Mycin
You can dull the edge, you can look ahead
But can't get there, it goes on forever
Oh, it just goes on forever
You keep your head down, it goes on forever

[Zach Bryan]
But I've got plates for purple gas
[Noeline Hofmann]
I've got plates for purple gas
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Writer: Noeline Hofmann, Zach Bryan
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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"Purple Gas" is about life on the Canadian prairie, a place where the horizon seems to stretch on forever. The song was written by indie country singer Noeline Hofman, who trades verses with Zach Bryan. Hofmann's voice adds a powerful counterpoint to Bryan's gruff croon as they share the struggles and determination of surviving on the flatlands.

Hofmann lives in rural Southern Alberta, Canada, so he knows the life they sing about. Pumpjack checks and baler twine, a temperature of 40 below and a sly thumb of rye - these are the raw materials of "Purple Gas." The title itself, a reference to the dyed, untaxed fuel that keeps the tractors rolling, becomes a potent symbol of this hardscrabble existence.

The yearning for something more flickers throughout the song. The lyric, "If I weren't a flatland boy, I'd say I'd have a hill" speaks to a desire to push past the horizon, a metaphorical hill to die on.
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Performed By: Zach Bryan
Featuring: Noeline Hofmann
From Album: The Great American Bar Scene
Genre(s): Country
Language: English
Length: 3:00
Written by: Noeline Hofmann, Zach Bryan
Released: June 6th, 2024
Year: 2024

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