Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man

Album: You and You Alone (1998)
Charted: 42
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  • He was 16, tender and tough.
    She was too, and he'd do anything to prove his love.
    With so much riding on the choice at hand,
    The spirit of a boy, or the wisdom of a man.

    Hearts caught fire and love ran wild.
    She cried the day she called to say she was having his child.
    With so much riding on the choice at hand,
    The spirit of a boy or the wisdom of a man.

    There's a constant contradiction, what feels good and what feels right.
    But, you live with decisions that you make in your life.
    And what steers your direction is hard to understand,
    The spirit of a boy, or the wisdom of a man

    Now he drives a diesel out of Dallas,
    Hauling cars out to the coast.
    It ain't the dream that he remembered, just a few short years ago.
    But tonight at a truck stop, while drinking a cup,
    The waitress grins and winks at him,
    And says, Writer/s: GLEN BURTNIK, TREY EDWIN BRUCE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1998 {January 24th} Randy Travis' "Spirit of A Boy, Wisdom of A Man"* paked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Stand Beside Me" by Jo Dee Messina ...
    And it reached #7 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart...
    The rest of Billboard's Country Singles' Top 10 on January 24th, 1998:
    At #3. "For A Little While" by Tim McGraw
    #4. "Right On The Money" by Alan Jackson
    #5. "Wrong Again" by Martina McBride
    #6. "There You Have It" by Blackhawk
    #7. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Mark Chessnutt
    #8. "Uubelievable" by Diamond Rio
    #9. "Wrong Night" by Reba McEntire
    #10. "Hold On To Me" by John Michael Montgomery
    Randy Travis, born Randy Bruce Traywick, will celebrate his 61st birthday in four months on May 4th, 2020...
    * "Spirit of A Boy, Wisdom of Man" was Randy Travis' sixth of seven records to peak at #2 on the Hot Country Singles chart, the seventh was a duet with Carrie Underwood, "I Told You So" in 2009...
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