STEVE EARLE lyrics - The Firebreak Line

STEVE EARLE
"The Firebreak Line"

Well, I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Well, I'm a wildfire fighting fool
From the Yellow Mountain Hotshot Crew
I can swamp and fell, I can walk through
I'm an EMT and a torchman too
When the wind's blowin' hot and dry
And the sparks and the cinders fly
I'll make my stand with 20 good men
A better band of brothers you'll never find
I got their back and they got mine
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Well, I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Ed Pulaski is a friend of mine
When I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
He invented this thing like an axe I swing
And he never left a member of his crew behind
When the fire jumped across the line
Took 'em down to an abandoned mine
Then he drew his gun, said he'd shoot the first one
That got it in his head to try and step outside
Got everybody out alive
Ed Pulaski is a friend of mine

And I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Gotta pray that the wind'll die
And it rains down from on high
Oh, and raise a glass to the hotshots past
In hotshot heaven up above the sky
Lookin' down on me when I'm
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Now I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line

Oh, I'm cuttin' out a firebreak line
Cuttin' out a firebreak line
Digging down deep to the clay and lime
Cuttin' out a firebreak line