We Were Rich

Album: Blue Roses (2019)
  • Reynold's route, old rabbit ears
    TV tray, back in the day
    We'd watch the Wonder Years
    Oh Wagoneer, wood panel doors
    We wore out our old jeans
    That were faded from the store
    And that old couch
    We'd pull the cushions off if we found 50 cents
    We'd go crazy, we thought we were rich

    One bathroom sink, we'd all take turns
    Once a week, go out to eat for pizza after church
    And that old church, red carpet floors
    Same old navy paisley tie Daddy always wore
    And we'd sing hymns
    They'd pass a plate when it was time to give
    They'd put in a twenty, I thought we were rich

    We didn't have it all but we all thought we did
    And Mama always said that we were blessed and I believed her
    I never thought the grass was greener
    On the other side of our old chain link fence
    Yeah, we were rich

    I never saw New York, never took a plane
    Once a year we'd drive out to the nearest KOA
    And we'd light a fire (we'd light a fire)
    Stare at the stars (stare at the stars)
    And play flashlight tag with the people in the tent there next to ours
    Time of our lives, we had a much as all the other kids
    Maybe that's why we thought we were rich

    We didn't have it all but we all thought we did
    And I remember Mama saying we're blessed and I believed her
    I never thought the grass was greener
    On the other side of our old chain link fence
    Yeah, we were rich

    Got a few more dollars in my pocket
    Since the day I left that cotton town
    And back there they all think I made it
    God knows I'd trade it
    For everything we had in that house
    'Cause we were rich
    Yeah, we were rich

    We didn't have it all but we all thought we did
    And Mama always said that we were blessed and I believed her
    I never thought the grass was greener
    On the other side of our old chain link fence
    Yeah, we were rich
    Yeah, we were rich
    Uh, we were rich
    Yeah, we were rich

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