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Hear Randy Travis Rarity 'Lead Me Home'

Just like the May release "One in a Row," Randy Travis' brand new single "Lead Me Home" is a rarity from the Warner Brothers archives, originally released as an iTunes exclusive bonus track for 2008 album Around the Bend. Over 10 years later, the deep cut from before Travis' 2013 stroke limited his speech and mobility resounds as a thank-you note to his wife and caretaker, Mary.

It's yet another great love song from the singer of "Forever and Ever, Amen." In true traditionalist style, Travis' heartfelt interpretation of lyrics by Shawn Camp and Joe Henry pairs well with gospel and bluegrass-style string accompaniment.

The song should remind fans of two things: the good times multiple generations associate with Travis' past hits and the ongoing struggles conquered daily by a loving couple.

"Lead Me Home" Lyrics

My back is strong as it can be
Stands up like a cedar tree
Hands are always reaching out
Chest breathes in and my voice can shout

But you know I need you, woman
Need your love to warm my bones
You know I need you‚ woman

Take my hand and lead me home
My legs‚ they ever let me down
Eyes are blue and my hair is brown
My arms have carried cords of wood
My body works just like it should

But you know I need you‚ woman
Need your love to warm my bones
You know I need you, woman
Take my hand and lead me home

Wrinkled lines around my smile
Scars for every thousand miles
Muscles round the things I know
Keeps my heart from growing cold

The wind sings me a lullaby
Horizon's just the distant sky
And when the rain gets in my soul
I guess I know just where I'll go

'Cause you know I need you, woman
Need your love to warm my bones
Oh‚ you know I need you, woman
Take my hand and lead me home
Take my hand and lead me home

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