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Dad was born in fourteen me in fifty-two
The whole dang time he tried to teach everything that he could
but I was way too doggone suborn to learn how I should
I just never would, never would..Even though I could

Spent all my time chasing girls and drinking booze
When the whisky give out.. well I began to use
Now I'm hook like a fish on a line that can't get off
Cant get off, Cant get off .. till I get caught

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I never heard a single word he said, I'm gonna do it my way instead
Ain't nothing he could do and ain't a dang thing anyone could say
You don't understand never pass my test
I'm a whole lot smarter than all the rest
I know better cause I'm the best.. I hear my daddy saying

If you’d listen boy and make a positive change things don’t have to remain the same

Five years after Daddy died I got my GED
Turned out it wasn’t everything I thought It would be
So I got real dog gone good at picking pockets on the side
To steal enough money, to get enough honey.. to get on by..... Lead

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Then I moved to the bad side of town and bought me a gun
Wasn't but a short while later... I was on the run
A simple sting turn south.. And baby I got stung
Lost my freedom.. Life was done!

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If you’d listen boy and make a positive change things don’t have to remain the same