A Boy Needs A Bike

Album: Picking Up the Pieces (2015)
  • Pop works in the shop til eight
    Mom's on the phone and she's kind of irate
    Sally's doing sommersaults on the lawn
    Pop slams open the front screen door
    Just to scare mom
    She says, what the hell did you do that for?
    He washes his dirty hands in the sink
    And things around the table are kind of rough
    Mom says it's pa
    Pa says, the times are just tough
    And me and sally don't say much of nothing at all
    The garage door light brightens up the night
    Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight
    As though he could figure out that woman by working on that
    Old car
    He said a car can cure any problem at all
    'Cause of looking at all them parts makes a fight look so small
    But I wish he'd just put me and sally in the backseat and
    Drive us away
    That's when he sits me down
    He says he's gonna teach me about life
    He said, "a man needs a car and a boy needs a bike"
    I got my first taste of freedom beneath the light of the moon
    But if it were me
    I'd have the guts to put to test those bolts and nuts
    And I'd ride away so fast, so far
    Ride away, so fast, so far
    Put away our tools
    We go back inside
    Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry
    I wonder if all girls are crazy this way
    I wish pops would just get a spine
    I said I know it's kind of small but you can borrow mine
    He just smiled and said, "your mom means well son"
    Most times are good it's just some that are lean
    But it's love that makes up for those times in beteween
    He got a tear in his eye as he took mamma's hand
    Said one day I'd understand
    But if it were me
    I'd have the guts to put to test those bolts and nuts
    And I'd ride away so far, so fast
    Ride away so fast so far
    Ride away Writer/s: JEWEL KILCHER
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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