Send 'Em on Down the Road

Album: Man Against Machine (2014)
  • He didn't ask
    He didn't pry
    He just held the ice that covered my black eye
    And when that girl
    She broke my heart
    We just threw that baseball back and forth 'till dark
    And when I started playing guitar
    And didn't have a clue
    He wanted to protect me
    But somehow my father knew, that

    You can't cry for 'em
    Live and die for 'em
    You can help them find their wings but you can't fly for 'em
    'Cause if they're not free to fall, than they're not free at all
    And though you just can't bare the thought of letting go
    You pick 'em up
    You dust 'em off
    And send 'em on down the road

    A little kiss
    On a skinned up knee
    From playing soccer, riding bikes and climbing trees
    When bad dreams
    Filled their heads
    I chased the monsters out from underneath their beds
    I guess I always knew those days would end
    But the hardest thing I've ever learned has been, that

    You can't cry for 'em
    Live and die for 'em
    You can help them find their wings but you can't fly for 'em
    'Cause if they're not free to fall, than they're not free at all
    And though you just can't bare the thought of letting go
    You pick 'em up
    You dust 'em off
    And you send 'em on down the road

    You can't cry for 'em
    Live and die for 'em
    And even though it's gonna break your heart, you let 'em go
    You pick 'em up
    You dust 'em off
    You pull them close
    And you pray to God
    To send 'em on down the road
    Down the road Writer/s: ALLEN SHAMBLIN, MARC BEESON
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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