Potholes

Album: Harps and Angels (2008)
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  • I love women
    Have all my life
    Love my dear mother
    I love my wife
    God bless her
    Even love my teenaged daughter
    There's no accounting for it
    Apparently I don't care how I'm treated
    My love's unconditionally or something

    Been hurt a time or two
    I ain't gonna lie
    I've had my doubts sometimes
    About ethics of the so called fairer sex
    Fair about what
    Then I find time goes by
    And one forgives as one forgets
    And one does forgot

    God bless the potholes
    Down on memory lane
    God bless the potholes
    Down on memory lane
    Everything that happens to me now
    Is consigned to oblivion by my brain

    I remember my father
    My brother of course
    Remember my mother
    Spoke of her earlier
    And I remember that
    Remember the smell of cut grass
    Going off to play to ball in the morning
    Funny story about that

    Now I used to pitch
    I could get the ball over the plate
    Anyway this one time
    Must have thrown a football round or something the day before
    I walked about fourteen kids in a row
    Cried, walked off the mound
    Handed the ball to the third baseman
    And just left the field

    Anyway many years later
    I brought the woman who was to become my second wife
    God bless her
    To meet my father for the first time
    They exchanged pleasantries
    I left the room for a moment
    This is first time he met her, you understand
    When I came back
    He's telling her the story
    Right off the bat
    About how I walked fourteen kids
    Cried and left the mound
    Next time he met her
    He told the same goddamn story

    God bless the potholes
    Down on memory lane
    God bless the potholes
    Down on memory lane
    Hope some real big ones open up
    Take some of the memories that do remain Writer/s: RANDY NEWMAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Walt Disney Music Company
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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