Aaron Watson - 3rd Gear & 17 Lyrics




I held the keys to that Chevrolet
and you held the keys to my heart
I'd throw a fit, hit the dash,
get out and kick the tire
when that old piece of junk wouldn't start
It'd be smoking good I'm slam down the hood
Just to see you laughing at me
On the other side of a dirty windshield,
lookin' as pretty as could be

We sure saw a lot of miles,
never even crossed that county line
I would've bet the farm, given my right arm
so you'd always be mine
Did we crash and burn or make a wrong turn
or run out of gasoline?
I lost you around 3rd gear and 17

In the blink of an eye high school flew by
you went your way and I went mine
But we swore we'd make it,
our love could take it
400 miles could stand the test of time

Well I left that fall to play college ball,
but my dreams would all come to an end
'Cause you know the big leagues never called,
and you went and fell in love with him

We sure saw a lot of miles,
never even crossed that county line
I would've bet the farm, given my right arm
so you'd always be mine
Did we crash and burn or make a wrong turn
or run out of gasoline?
I lost you around 3rd gear and 17

Memories flash through my mind like old faded photographs
I still think about you in that red Malibu
and I just can't help but laugh

We sure saw a lot of miles,
never even crossed that county line
I would've bet the farm, given my right arm
so you'd always be mine
Did we crash and burn or make a wrong turn
or run out of gasoline?
I lost you around 3rd gear and 17

Love broke down around 3rd gear and 17
I lost you around 3rd gear and 17





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  1. Jimmy Chambers

    Chris Leduxe would be proud.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Jimmy Chambers he sure as fuck would NEVER be proud of you disrespecting him by spelling his name wrong. That is one thing he would be DAMN disappointed about. Also Chris would be just as happy with this as anything from the radio like Jason aldean Luke bryan Sam hunt and whoever else is out in the country genre these days

  2. SAGGYNIPZ_

    Damn good song

  3. Mini_DLX Productions

    I've met him

  4. Auka

    Mile marker 17?

    K P

    Dakota Ranger age 17

    Auka

    K P I know was a joke.

  5. Elrose Davis

    ♡♡♡♡

  6. Tori Mahurin

    love this song i really like red dirt and outlaw country

  7. Kaitlyn Willingham

    I love this song

  8. Kerstin Meusel

    Ich liebe country, abtauchen, träumen, tanzbar, am morgen Mut nem Kaffee in der Hand kommt gut und macht sau gute Laune

  9. Stevie Ross

    It's only my opinion, man. Don't let it grip ya! It's not that important lol.

  10. Stevie Ross

    All country songs sounds the same to me. . . . . . .Sorry.

    Andrew Butcher

    shut up

    Mike White

    red dirt is a different genre.

    Matt Tomberlin

    +MIKE White listen to The Handsome Devils "Bleed" pretty good red dirt.

  11. Keri Smith

    you guys should find july in cheyenne

    Keri Smith

    +Keri Smith it is a true story

    Sammy Bennett

    hey it's on youtube it's one of my favorite songs

    austin mart

    +Sammy Bennett (BlackHawkGaming) RIP Lane Frost

    Cowboys & angels

    (Keri Smith)my name is lane I just wish I was related to Lane frost. God bless all the ranchers farmers long haul truckers and all the hard working men and women who served for are country. God bless keep them all safe.

  12. Houston Ratliff

    This is really country guys!!

  13. ElectricOhms

    Great song

  14. Dylan Applebee

    One of my favorite artists

  15. Jordan W.

    This song is getting me through one of the hardest times in my life. A few days ago,  I lost the man that introduced this song to me, and it fit us to a "T." For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Robert Zeurunkl

    How sad. Sorry for your loss. He was obviously a good man and had impeccable taste.

  16. Christian Holferty

    Why isn't he more famous?

    furiouzzzz

    he is big in texas

    Thomas Van Engen

    Listen to fence post

    Austin Parrish

    Cuz he wont sign a record deal never has and hopefully wont hes a dam badass dude lives 15 mins from me here in west tx

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Leroy_SHANKTON THAT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING TRUE YOU STUPID IDIOT. YEAH THAT IS A TRUE STATEMENT. BUT THAT ANSWER IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO TRUE. DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW MANY SUPER SUPER FAMOUS COUNTRY STARS THERE ARE THAT ARE ALL EQUALLY AS TALENTED AND EQUALLY AS COUNTRY AS AARON???? BLAKE SHELTON BRAD PAISLEY ERIC CHURCH KIP MOORE JASON ALDEAN SAM HUNT THOMAS RHETT TIM MCGRAW TOBY KEITH GEORGE STRAIT BILLY CURRINGTON EASTON CORBIN JOSH TURNER SCOTTY MCCREERY CHRIS YOUNG CHRIS JANSON JAKE OWEN DIERKS BENTLEY GRANGER SMITH (OK GRANGER IS NOT SUPER FAMOUS LIKE GEORGE STRAIT FAMOUS. BUT HE'S HAD THREE SONGS ON THE RADIO. I'VE ONLY HEARD AARON ON THE RADIO WITH OUTTA STYLE) JUSTIN MOORE DUSTIN LYNCH GARTH BROOKS. ALL OF THOSE AND MORE THAT I DIDN'T LIST ARE ALL EQUALLY AS COUNTRY AND EQUALLY AS TALENTED AS AARON. HIS MUSIC BEING GOOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHY HE'S NOT MORE FAMOUS

    Just¡n

    countrygirl countrymusiclover you’re here talking shit again....

  17. WhiteBoyMatt

    Mrmadeinamerica god bless you

  18. 68superchevy396

    what about Jason Boland and Turnpike Trubadores and Ol Stony LaRue from OK?

    Kelby Kleck

    I saw Stony LaRue in concert this year and he was a bit of disappointed.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    68superchevy396 WHAT ABOUT THREE OF THE WORST OF ALL TIME IN ANY GENRE??? WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THEM???? THIS IS AARON WATSON. ALSO THE ONLY GOOD THING TO COME OUT OF TURNPIKE IS EVAN FELKER MIRANDA LAMBERT'S BOYFRIEND

  19. jamie engelman

    We got a one star flag waving..come on down!

  20. Maritza Garza

    Love this song!!!

  21. Weissmenchland

    Hang in there Kevin, you're welcome to come down to Texas and get your fill here.

  22. Ryan Gotsch

    Love this Non Taylor swift / Carrie undercrap country out in crappy CA

  23. Kevin Rutheford

    From Chicago and I love Aaron Watson, Bart Crow Band, Casey Donahew, Corey Smith, and others. I wish they played more of this on the 1 country station up here, its the same 10 songs over and over again.

  24. Loren Cobos

    He sings great I love his music

  25. Oscar Serrato

    That sounds awesome!

  26. Taderbug26

    yall, i KNOW him!!<3 him and my dad hunted together and are good friends!<3<3<3

  27. call911iamcrazy

    those are the best damn bands out there i guess im not the only one that like the same bands casey donahew kyle park arron watson there just great true country in todays worlds love them all

  28. Lane Tinney

    This is why I'm proud to be a true 100% Texan

  29. Lucas Jagneaux

    Whats great about this guy, is hes not giving in and making any old kind of music for money. Hes staying true to that red blooded American country music. Keep the steel whinin' and the fiddle sawin' good job Aaron.

  30. Jeremy Mifflin

    CMT and countless offers came to Mr. Watson to become big like strait, Aldean ect. but he has declined cause he wants to stay to his roots and stay small which makes these guys great country music! And its touched all of us all the way up to the great state of MONTANA!

  31. Michelle

    Saw him sing this last night... amazing.

  32. wade camarillo

    red dirt music is the bomb way better then the shit on he radio now days

  33. maxbassin

    Is Aaron Watson any relation to Dale Watson??

  34. Nathan tipton

    His time is here, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!!! Yee Yee! God Bless Texas Country, and God sure as hell blessed TEXAS!

  35. Dancinitup

    Yea I met Aaron about 10 years ago when I was in the Army stationed at Ft. Hood. Good guy, sorry to see "Hay Stack leave though. great steel guitar player..
    I am in Arizona now USAR. I wish he could play here in the Phoenix AZ area.

  36. Wyatt Lentschke

    I love you Kayla rice!!!!

  37. speedstersaccount

    We just got the chance to see Aaron in Molalla Oregon Saturday night. What a great performer. we went to see Shooter Jennings and left finding Aaron.

  38. aaaaa0000000000

    There is nothing for him in trashville! He is a country musician and singer, the only thing he'll get there is a "nashville rash"! I have friends that went to Nashville for a visit, I told them if they want to hear Country music, when they get to nashville,turn south and keep going till they get to Texas.... ( They didn't get it!)

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    aaaaa0000000000 ASS HOLE IF MY HOMETOWN (OR WHERE I'VE LIVED FOR SIX YEARS) IS CALLED "TRASHVILLE" WHY THE FUCK IS LITERALLY 95-97% OF THE PEOPLE OUT TODAY AS FAR FROM TRASH AS YOU CAN GET??? AND WHY THE FUCK IS 💯% OF IT ALL EQUALLY AS COUNTRY AS ANYTHING THAT AARON WATSON HAS EVER RELEASED????? THE ONLY TRASH THAT'S BEING RELEASED IS LITERALLY ANYTHING FROM THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE ON THIS LIST. NOT LEAVING ANYBODY OUT. IF NOT LISTED THAT MEANS THEY DO NOT BELONG ON THE LIST. THE LIST IS ELI YOUNG BAND CHRIS SHITPELTON FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE KEITH URBAN DAN AND SHAY RASCAL FLATS AND JOHN PARTEE. NO OTHER PERSON COMES CLOSE TO BELONGING ON THAT LIST.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    aaaaa0000000000 AND NO ASS HOLE THERE WILL NEVER COME CLOSE TO BEING A "NASHVILLE RASH". GOOD FUCKING SHIT DID THAT COMMENT NEED TO CONTINUE???? DIDN'T YOU EMBARRASS YOURSELF ENOUGH WHEN YOU SAID TRASHVILLE??? NOW YOU JUST EMBARRASSED YOURSELF EVEN MORE BY SAYING "NASHVILLE RASH". I LIVE IN NASHVILLE (ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM THERE ANYWAY) AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

  39. joe norton

    Im planning to make a 2600 mile road trip only to see AW perform in Texas, couldn't think of anything else Id drive 2600 miles for.

  40. James Chappell

    Great song!!!

  41. Desirea3682

    my class is goin to get to see him when we go see the blue angels fly. im so ecited because its my first consert and hes a awsome country singer

  42. PrimaDonaBella

    I heard this song on a date with my now best friend/partner in crime and fell in love. He was a car man as well as a punk biker lol and I was the girl who was loud and rambunctious and we dated for a year and then we split cause of college now we are stuck at the hip.

  43. DMG76374

    this reminds me of the time when my '95 chevy 1500 z71 off road was brand new and my blond hair blue eyed girl was in love with me we went our separate ways after I enlisted in the U.S. Army last time I heard anything she was happily married but I've still got the truck and the memories it holds for us both

  44. Kinsey Schemper

    @coranaful kansas too!!!!

  45. Veronica Dimas

    reminds me of high school, that boy & his chevy (;

  46. DodgeD100Sweptline65

    @coranaful really? i live here in NE and this is the first song ive ever heard O.o and i really like his music

  47. DodgeD100Sweptline65

    17 Years old. 1965 Dodge D100 318 3 on the tree. and a beautiful Red Head i couldnt live without sittin next to me. HEAVEN in 3rd gear :P

  48. Waylonstillthebest

    @golddollar12127 Nashville has for gotten what country music is... Thank God that there is Texas Country.

  49. IstoleyoBike Ya Mad?

    Watched Aaron Watson perform live last night in Huntsville!!! Freakin amazing <3

  50. Hannah Seymour

    Yes!!! <3

  51. Isabel

    i sall him on 4th of july 2011 in odessa tx! he is such a sweetheart

  52. Kari

    I LOVE LIVING WHERE THEY HAVE A TEXAS COUNTRY STATION PLAYING ARTISTS LIKE THIS :) I love me some Aaron Watson

  53. Kassidy Sandoval

    not from texas. but can not get enough of texas country music!!

  54. Kevin Thompson

    im not from texas and i really like aarons music

  55. Trystan Banks

    okay thumbs up if u know were san angelo texas relly is becase i live there

    Tyler Ferguson

    Trystan Banks my good buddy Jackson miller lives in San Angelo I told him to listen to San Angelo by Aaron Watson!

  56. Th3TornOutlaw

    #1 played song on my iPod lol.

  57. GeorgiaBoii32

    @badcatmcconell1324 hell never go to nashville.

  58. Obi Juan

    I hope to god he doesnt go to nashville,they will try and turn his music into some kind of pop shit.

  59. joe norton

    why am i just discovering this guy

  60. lonnie727

    @Sportvang20 the more you drive your vehicle. The more your odds are of it havin problems. The less you drive the better your odds. Common sense bud.

  61. Kendall Dearkos

    This is one of my favorite songs I love Aaron Watson :)

  62. brett spears

    This is an amazing song

  63. GeorgiaBoii32

    i love a lot of texas country, but ofc i love my georgians :) i live in texas right now so i can school al ot of people on that texas country ;)

  64. Michael Frye

    i honestly though true country music died but em texas folk are tearin it up. keep up the great work. the first time i heard this song i went to the store and bought this cd. i knew with a song like this u cant make a bad one. u get my vote hoss.

  65. dakota wayne

    i almost have ever one of his cds too bad i cant go see him this weekend :(

  66. RiggsFox

    this is the best song in the world i love it i HOPE THIS GUY NEVER DIES YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH