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Familiar highways
Lined with leaves turned brown
Making my way
Back into my hometown
Funny how this all looks different,
but it feels the same
Like how life never stops changing
but some things never change
So fill your plate and fill your drink
And fill this house with family
The kind of love that all these years can’t wash away
Cause the older that I get
I see that life is short and bittersweet
Thank God for this Thanksgiving Day

Watching football
Watching families grow
The old kid’s table all have kids of their own
Starting to see my grandfather in my nephew’s eyes
Mom still can’t talk about him and not almost cry
So fill your plate and fill your drink
And fill this house with family
The kind of love a thousand miles can’t wash away
Cause the older that I get
I see that life is short and bittersweet
Thank God for this Thanksgiving Day

So fill your plate and fill your drink
Put your dishes in the kitchen sink
And let the leftover year just wash away
Cause we made it through I do believe
the longest year in history
Thank God that it’s Thanksgiving Day

About This Song

When Ben Rector was asked what inspired him to write a Thanksgiving song, he replied:

"I realized I hadn't ever heard a Thanksgiving song or Thanksgiving music, and I felt like everyone has an emotional connection and a lot of memories around Thanksgiving, just like they do at Christmas, and it felt like a good opportunity to try to connect to that. It honestly just felt odd that I hadn't ever heard someone try to do that, and I figured I'd give it a shot."

Related Verses in the Bible

1 Chronicles 16:34 | Colossians 3:15 | 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18