A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young

Album: The Outsiders (2014)
Charted: 89
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  • I like fast cars and shop dreams,
    Chased a lot of crazy things,
    Left behind my share of broken pieces
    This morning I turned 36
    And you just remember half of it
    You wonder how you out-lived Hank or Jesus

    I put the rage in a river, roll in a thunder
    But you kept me from going under
    When that current got too heavy

    I always thought I'd be a heap of metal
    And a cloud of smoke, foot stuck to the pedal
    Sold for parts like a junkyard rusted-out Chevy

    Fear I've had none,
    What the hell made you wanna love
    A man who was gonna die young?

    In the mirror I saw my surprise,
    Who knew gray hairs like to hide on a head,
    Didn't think he'd live past thirty
    If I make it thirty more,
    It's the brown that you'll be looking for
    As you run your fingers through,
    Say slow down honey

    I put the rage in a river, roll in a thunder
    But you kept me from going under
    When that current got too heavy

    I always thought I'd be a heap of metal
    And a cloud of smoke, foot stuck to the pedal
    Sold for parts like a junkyard rusted-out Chevy

    Fear I've had none,
    What the hell made you wanna love
    A man who was gonna die young?

    Call it intuition, or call it crazy
    Just thought by now I'd be pushing up daisies
    But I'd gladly stick around if we're together
    So baby when you bow your head tonight,
    Could you tell the Lord I've changed my mind
    And with you I'd like to live forever

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