BlackHawk - That's Just About Right Lyrics




My old friend lives up in the mountain.
He flew up there to paint the world.
He says, "Even though interpretation's what I count on,
This little picture to me seems blurred.
Hard lines and the shadows come easy,
I see it all just as clear as a bell,
I just can't seem to set my easel to please me.
I paint my Heaven, but it looks like hell." Yeah

Your blue might be gray,
Your less might be more.
Your window to the world might be your own front door.
You shiniest day might come in the middle of the night.
That's just about right.

He said "I ain't comin' down till my picture is perfect,
And all the wonder is gone from my eyes.
Down through my hands, and onto to the canvas.
Still like my vision, but still a surprise.
Real life," he says, "is the hardest impression.
It's always movin' so I let it come through."
"That my friend," I say, "is the glory of true independence -
Just to do what you do, what you do, what you do." Yeah.

Your blue might be gray,
Your less might be more.
Your window to the world might be your own front door.
You shiniest day might come in the middle of the night.
That's just about right.

Well my old friend came down from the mountain.
Without even lookin', he found a little truth:
That you can go through life with the greatest intentions,
But you do what you do, what you just gotta do, yeah.

Your blue might be gray,
Your less might be more.
Your window to the world might be your own front door.
You shiniest day might come in the middle of the night.

Your blue might be gray,
Your less might be more.
Your window to the world might be your own front door.
You shiniest day might come in the middle of the night.
That's just about right.
That's just about right. Yeah.





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  1. James Williams

    They are a great band but the music that any band or musician plays has got to be felt and heard by the listener

  2. Acres ninety

    Wish i could have seen yall when you were in Lockney!!

  3. Patricia Newman

    This song puts me in the mind of my dad he tells it like he sees it everytime I hear this song I turn it up and I jam out I LOVE blackhawk

  4. Dwayne Anderson

    Wonder if u guys knew he sang in a band in the 70s called the Outlaws...

  5. Adventures of MoonMan

    God Bless you Howard Finster

  6. Dreamers Rock

    Life moves on

  7. Patricia Newman

    I miss the good old days listening to old country takes me back to the best times of my life I miss my mom and my uncle so much and my dad is very bad sick now it hurts so much

  8. Amanda Stinchfield

    Still loving 90’s country in 2020!

  9. Desiree Welvaert

    Love Blackhawk!
    Road trip music!

  10. Jamie Davis

    I love this song. The video was made in my hometown.

  11. Tori Smith

    I Adore This Song

  12. Cliff Krauel

    You do what you do what you just gotta do. Yeah

  13. Marlon Locklear

    This song is a classic that song is 1 too this album might as well b PRICELESS!

  14. Marlon Locklear

    THIS BAND GOES DOWN IN THE HALL OF FAME!

  15. Sisto Morin

    This country is just about right

  16. Jonathan McCullough

    Wow I like this song

  17. kacisunset

    This song reminds me of my best friend. She passed in March. In the 90s we listened to this tape all the time. Cruised around town. Miss her so much. Hearing this song makes me smile and cry.

  18. Rocket25

    Remember seeing them in 93-94 with Tim McGraw & Little Texas together

  19. david schnibbe

    Henry Paul with Outlaws again. Saw them in NYC. Great! Miss Hughie Thomasson though. RIP Hughie.

    jc3Teacher

    H.P. back? Awesome!

  20. Brian Greene

    I remember BlackHawk and TIm McGraw opening up for Little Texas back in 1994...great concert...

  21. John Morrison

    Yes it is. I think

  22. Jason Reville

    Good vibes.

  23. Bill Bear

    Yea... your blue might be gray your less might be more....

  24. Nom Num

    Extremely good song..

  25. Brandon Phan

    Who else is here because of Mrs. Rehling

  26. Chris Parker

    "I just cant seem to set easel to please me. I paint my heaven but it looks like hell."

  27. terry aves

    Best country song of all time,hands down👍 (2019)

  28. Cheryl Wright

    Heard this song on radio for first time a few days ago on digital country music station in Australia.
    LOVE THIS SONG - 25 years have past - and I missed it.

  29. Rocket25

    Remember seeing them along Tim McGraw and Little Texas at a single concert back in 1995/1996

  30. tyler ashcroft sr

    This is what an underrated band looks and sounds like

  31. James Alexander

    If they got a mullet, you know it’s country gold!

    J.j Grizzell

    No joke In

  32. Eric Lager

    Love the harmony where can I find it? Barbershop quartets. I heard "In your eyes" accapela Peter Gabriel not him but I felt goosebumps

  33. Charles Moore

    Haven't heard this song in so long and with how my life has been lately the lows I've been through this song has helped me get back out of it

  34. Matthew Bjornstad

    I sure wish country was still like the 90s !

  35. Roy Lunceford

    I wish I could go back to when I was a kid and loved this song and it didn't mean anything cause it means a lot a they sing it perfect

  36. xDivineWrathx

    2019 and still one of the best country bands EVER

    richard thornburg

    Damn straight

  37. Stone Age Barbell

    "Hard lines in the shadows come easy..."


    The guy who wrote this song (Jeff Black) had some very nuanced lines in there that really hit hard.

  38. Steven J Coker

    Love the mandolin licks!

  39. Mikenkfalls P

    Love these guys. Miss them so much.

  40. Dana Winstead

    Miss VAN STEVENSON!!✌🙏🙏🎶🎵🎼🎹🎤🎻😎

    Kim Singleton

    He was a great singer and guitarist.

  41. Someone Somewhere

    I paint so naturally I love this song.
    But this band has only great songs.

  42. Naomi Dennis

    "Ain't comin' down 'til my picture is perfect and all the wonder is gone from my eyes" - Still one of my favorite lines in a song.

  43. Jeff Hebert

    Mullets and incredible harmonies....when country music was still awesome .

  44. terry aves

    Still my favorite country song thank you guys

  45. Michael Boone

    Which country still sounded like this got to love 90s country

  46. Newbz 88

    2019 and to Young to even know this song, just want whoever to know how solid gold country this heart is. Know every damn word

    Dave Wollenberg

    that's 'too' young, boss.

  47. shawn1967chevelle

    hell ya! i just cant set my easel to please me. do what you do what you just gota do!!!!!!!!!

  48. I Shine You Shine

    These guys are awesome when country was country

  49. Beau Osborne

    Beautiful music, takes me back to being a kid

  50. Alisha Will

    I’m rite here mom lol 🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽seven Lol peace

  51. Alisha Will

    🥵🥵🥵🎚🎚🎚🎚

    Christ is the answer

  52. Alisha Will

    Old man Died

  53. adrianspeeder

    Reverend Howard Finster

  54. Devon Dailey

    Love this song 💘 one of my favorite songs 💘 👍

  55. Ashley Folden

    RIP Van Stephenson

    Cheryl Ball

    Van stephenson

  56. Melissa Ritter

    I remember this song 2. It was back in early 95. Van has been up in Heaven 4 17 years now.

  57. Zajungle Johnson

    Underrated.

    Mary Kelley

    it sure is underated

  58. Justin Chandler

    Awesome song

  59. Vita Health.

    Just learned about this band from Dave the real music observer. He said it’s like the eagles so I know am hooked right away.

  60. C. Dawg Knight

    Blackhawk is probably the greatest three part harmony band of all time.

    Eric Hopkins

    That's Just About Right. :P

  61. misfit danzig

    Yea I love this song and video ...the old dude I knew a person like him.

  62. smlapointe2003

    My old friend,
    Lives up in the mountains
    He flew up there to paint the world
    He says, "Even though interpretation's what I count on, this little picture to me seems blurred"
    "Hard lines and the shadows come easy
    I see them all just as clear as a bell
    I just can't seem to set my easel to please me;
    I paint my Heaven, but it looks like Hell"

    Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
    Your window to the world might be your own front door
    Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
    That's just about right

    He says, "Man, I ain't comin' down 'til my picture is perfect
    And all the wonder has gone from my eyes"
    Down through my hands and onto the canvas,
    Still like my vision but still a surprise"
    "Real life", he says, "is the hardest impression
    It's always movin' so I let it come through"
    "And that", I say, "is the glory of true independence" "Just do what you do what you just gotta do"

    Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
    Your window to the world might be your own front door
    Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
    That's just about right

    My friend came down from the mountain
    Without even looking, he found a little truth
    "You can go through life with the greatest intentions; but you do what you do what you just gotta do" (Yeah)

    Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
    Your window to the world might be your own front door
    Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
    That's just about right

  63. Sandy Jimenez

    Love this Damn song true to the words

    derekburkhart0601

    Ahhh this song, sure brings everything to perception!

    Sandy Jimenez

    That's just about right it sure does

    Paul Lebel

    @Sandy Jimenez yes it sure does really puts things in perspective

  64. Travis Carr

    Real life he says is the hardest impression
    It’s always moving so I let it come through
    That my friend I say is the glory of true independence
    Just to do what you do, what you do, what you do

  65. loumistunes

    My son loved this song when it came out , he was 10 years old and he is a very good artist these days

  66. Tennie Bandy

    This song is dedicated to Howard Finster of Paradise Gardens. He was a Folk Artist among many of the wonderful talents he had. Ive lived my whole life where this song was taken place in the Great Chattooga County. When my grand father was little Howard Finster gave him a little car that he made and hand painted, and my grand mother still has it till this day. Long live Howard Finster. Rest easy Sir.

    Ashley Folden

    RIP Reverend Finster.

    Scott Ralston

    Tennie Bandy that is cool

    Dustin Rosburg

    Neil McCoy

    Harley Elliott

    Howard was a special creature that was gifted to this earth and left an incredible footprint in the time that he was here

  67. Jacob Cincioni

    Seven people have shitty taste in music..

    Jaslavie

    I'd like to see you come up with any form of music. Probably crappy cat screeches :)

  68. Gary Machado

    Every track on their albums were hits and true country songs. Not a single bad track.

    terry aves

    Right on!

    Mike pici

    Absolutely agree

    Kenneth Lee

    When they sang rock and roll they were awesome too. ( outlaws) green grass and high tides was an awesome song. They're great musicians

    Mike Brooks

    Back when country was country and not like the stuff of today which is CUNTry.

    GUITARSSful

    Gary Machado I agree 100 percent

  69. Josh Teel

    Harmony!!!