Without You

Album: What You See Ain't Always What You Get (2020)
Charted: 70
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  • Dad sold every record he ever owned
    Floyd and Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones
    A lifetime of music gone just to get me through
    Mama always had her a second job
    Gone with the sun 'til six o'clock
    Whatever it took to get by, she was gonna do
    Didn't dawn on me back then but now I see
    Without them, I wouldn't be me

    When I'm up here on this stage
    The spotlight's on my face
    But I see you
    Sure it's me behind this mic stand
    And it's me strumming this Gibson
    It's me they love to give the credit to
    But me don't mean a thing without you

    You make sacrifices every night and day
    Never hear the crowd scream your name
    But there's a smile and a hand to hold when the show is through
    I'd give it all up just to keep your love
    But you wouldn't let me 'cause you care too much
    About watching me watch my dreams all come true

    When I'm up here on this stage
    The spotlight's on my face
    But I see you
    Sure it's me behind this mic stand
    And it's me strumming this Gibson
    It's me they love to give the credit to
    But me don't mean a thing without you

    You worked overtime to buy those tickets
    The gas, the beer and the babysitters
    Just to spend one night with your baby at a country show
    Paid twenty damn dollars for a place to park
    Got in line early to grab your spot
    So you deserve every word, every line of your favorite tune

    When I'm up here on this stage
    The spotlight's on my face
    But I see you
    Sure it's me behind this mic stand
    And it's me strumming this Gibson
    And it's me they love to give the credit to
    I'm just trying to give the credit where credit's due
    'Cause me don't mean a thing without you

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