Start a Band

Album: Play (2008)
Charted: 55
  • I never was a straight-lace, straight A student
    Teacher's pet or child prodigy
    I wasn't gonna get rich throwin' a football
    It take too long to get a law degree

    So I sat down with momma and daddy
    They tried to talk some sense into my thick head
    But the best advice that I ever got
    Was from my sister's rock star boyfriend

    Just get you a guitar and learn how to play
    Cut up some jeans, come up with a name
    When you're living in a world that you don't understand
    Find a few good buddies, start a band
    Start a band, start a band

    And all those girls that were too cool to talk to,
    They'll be waiting in the line out back
    Might get your picture in the hometown paper
    Maybe buy your momma that Cadillac

    Just get you a guitar and learn how to play
    Cut up some jeans, come up with a name
    When you're living in a world that you don't understand
    Find a few good buddies, start a band

    Start a band, scrape up some money, buy a van
    Learn 'Free Bird' and 'Ramblin' Man'
    Never buy another beer again

    So get you a guitar and learn how to play
    Grow out your hair, come up with a name
    With a little bit of luck you'll be packing the stands
    Find a few good buddies, start a band

    No need to study, start a band
    Call up some buddies man, and start a band Writer/s: DALLAS DAVIDSON, ASHLEY GORLEY, JOHN LOVELACE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jasper from Nieuwegein, NetherlandsSomewhere in the song, they say "Start a band, learn Free Bird and Ramblin' man", which indicates the two guys in the song are great fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band...
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