Small Town Southern Man

Album: Good Time (2007)
Charted: 42
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  • Born the middle son
    Of a farmer
    And a small town
    Southern man
    Like his daddy's
    Daddy before him
    Brought up
    Workin' on the land
    Fell in love
    With a small town woman
    And they married up
    And settled down
    Natural way of life
    If you're lucky
    For a small town
    Southern man

    First there came
    Four pretty daughters
    For this small town
    Southern man
    Then a few years
    Later came another
    A boy, he wasn't planned
    Seven people
    Living all together
    In a house built
    With his own hands
    Little words with love
    And understanding
    From a small town
    Southern man

    And he bowed
    His head to Jesus
    And he stood
    For Uncle Sam
    And he only loved
    One woman
    He was always proud
    Of what he had
    He said
    His greatest contribution
    Is the ones
    You leave behind
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man

    Callous hands
    Told the story
    For this small town
    Southern man
    He gave it all
    To keep it all together
    And keep his family
    On his land
    Like his daddy
    Years wore out his body
    Made it hard
    Just to walk
    And stand

    You can break the back
    But you can't break
    The spirit
    Of a small town
    Southern man

    And he bowed
    His head to Jesus
    And he stood
    For Uncle Sam
    And he only loved
    One woman
    He was always proud
    Of what he had
    He said
    His greatest contribution
    Is the ones
    You leave behind
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man

    Finally death
    Came callin'
    For this small town
    Southern man
    He said it's alright
    'Cause I see angels
    And they got me
    By the hand
    Don't you cry
    And don't you worry
    I'm blessed
    And I know I am
    'Cause God
    Has a place in heaven
    For a small town
    Southern man

    And he bowed
    His head to Jesus
    And he stood
    For Uncle Sam
    And he only loved
    One woman
    He was always proud
    Of what he had
    He said
    His greatest contribution
    Is the ones
    You leave behind
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man
    Raised on the ways
    And gentle kindness
    Of a small town
    Southern man Writer/s: ALAN JACKSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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