Lifelines

Album: Take a Back Road (2011)
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  • I packed up my pick-up at seventeen
    With uncle Bob's old Martin guitar and a dream
    Went from singin' in church
    To singin' for tips in a honky-tonk
    Till I became a jukebox flash
    Play anything from Zeppelin to Cash
    As a hard headed hard livin'
    Cover singin' cover of my own self
    Forgot who I was and where I was from
    Then early one morning my daddy showed up

    Lifelines, where would we be without lifelines
    When we're lost at sea the devil's got you thinking
    That the boat ain't sinking, but you're boots are getting wet
    That's the thing about lifelines, they tell you the truth
    When you won't reach you have to get a hold of you
    You're lucky to find a few in your lifetime
    Thank God for lifelines

    These days I come home every Sunday afternoon
    Mama always says "I was just thinking about you
    How's my favorite son?"
    "Say, you mean your only one?
    Oh I'm good, almost as good as your gravy"
    She said, "Your sister stops by with her kids everyday
    But the horse has been tough they're gonna be OK
    Your daddy keeps them busy watching Barbers on the Water
    Let some Castor cares away"
    She said, "Son I know you gotta make money
    But don't forget to make time to slow down and stop by
    Have a real piece of pie, here"

    Lifelines, where would we be without lifelines
    When we're lost at sea the devil's got you thinking
    That the boat ain't sinking
    But you're boots are getting wet
    That's the thing about lifelines they tell you the truth
    When you won't reach you have to get a hold of you
    You're lucky to find a few in your lifetime
    So thank God for lifelines

    Where would we be without lifelines
    When we're lost at sea the devil's got you thinking
    That the boat ain't sinking
    But you're boots are sure getting wet
    That's the thing about lifelines they tell you the truth
    When you won't reach you have to get a hold of you
    You're lucky to find a few in your lifetime
    So thank God for lifelines, thank God for lifelines Writer/s: BEN HAYSLIP, OWEN HEWITT, RODNEY ATKINS
    Publisher: MIKE CURB MUSIC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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