One Second Chance

Album: Leave The Light On (2006)
  • It says here you're from Houston
    And you're certified to drive a truck
    But it doesn't say what you've been doin'
    For the last five years
    Then he watched his eyes keep readin'
    Then he watched his eyes look up
    And he watched another job he needed just disappear

    ‘Cause when they get to the line
    Have you been convicted of a crime
    They say thanks for comin' and they don't call you back
    I ain't askin' for every job under the sun
    I just want one
    Second chance

    On august 22nd
    Little Jacob's turnin' nine
    But his momma moved him
    A half a state away
    I left another message
    On her phone at home last night
    And she finally had her lawyer
    Call today

    She knows he can't afford
    To take this thing to court
    And I'm tryin' hard to make her understand
    I'm not askin' for every weekend of every month
    I just want one
    Second chance

    I was young and I was stupid
    I regret it everyday
    I ain't saying I didn't do it
    But I've paid for my mistakes
    It's a lost and empty feeling when they don't want you around
    I've finally got my freedom but what good is it now

    There's some day's when it feels like it's been a 100 years
    Sometimes it seems like only yesterday
    We were painting Jacob's nursery
    Counting days until he was here
    Next thing I knew I'd thrown it all away
    Now I know I can't go back
    To the life I used to have
    When I still held the whole world in my hands
    I had a job I had a wife I had a son
    Now I just want one
    Second chanceWriter/s: ARLIS ALBRITTON, CHRIS DUBOIS, DAVE TURNBULL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group
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