Where I Grew Up

Album: Hemingway's Whiskey (2010)
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  • There's still marks on the pantry door of that little house
    Where Mama used to measure us
    I'm proud to say that's my home where I was raised
    But that ain't where I grew up

    See, I gained a little on Father Time
    The summer my Granddaddy died
    The first time I saw Mama cry
    Man, that sure was tough

    Felt like I put on a few years
    Watching Daddy wipe her tears
    In my little coat and tie standing in that cemetery mud
    That's where I grew up

    My senior year, a case of beer out on the river bank
    Getting a head start on twenty one
    That's the place that made me feel just like a man
    But that ain't where I grew up, no

    See I gained a little on Father Time
    That night I crossed that center line
    I bet I rolled a dozen times

    Next thing I knew I was waking up upside down
    Praying "God, just get me out"
    Then I hit my knees beside what was left of my truck
    Hey, that's where I grew up

    You learn as you go, that's how you grow

    See, I gained a little on Father Time
    When me and her, had our first big fight
    I said some things, I made her cry
    She packed all her stuff

    The boy in me said let her go
    But the man in me said pull her close
    It was time to find out which one I was
    Standing in a doorway holding on to love

    That's where I grew up
    Oh, that's where I grew up Writer/s: ASHLEY GORLEY, KELLEY LOVELACE, NEIL THRASHER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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