Book Of John

Album: Two Lanes of Freedom (2013)
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  • We were sittin' round the supper table and the buzz of the frigidaire
    Was the only sound 'til momma laid down, a book she found upstairs
    It was covered in dust in the back of the closet,
    Goodwill box we almost tossed it out
    We could have lost all those memories

    There was a picture of mama in the pouring rain
    Ticket stubs to a Braves game
    Silver star and a baggage claim from Hanoi, Vietnam
    There was a picture of him callin' on grandpa
    Leather skin from a baseball
    We laughed and cried, told stories all night long
    From the book of John

    Now the pot of coffee's almost gone, as we turn another page
    We're climbing on him like a Jungle Jim, watching his hair turn gray
    All the Polaroids are just reminders,
    You can't hold life in a three ring binder
    We flipped on through 'em anyway

    There's a picture at his sister taken in July
    On the steps of the church pulling out his tie
    Hair's still wet from gettin' baptized, the brand new blue suit on
    An old set of keys to his Chevrolet
    A crumpled up receipt for a wedding ring
    We watched ourselves grow up there in his arms
    In the book of John

    That sun came up, we were wide awake
    Head to toe in black and gray
    Long black Lincoln waiting down the drive
    He was father, son, husband and friend
    I still flip through it every now and then
    When I need just a few words of advice
    It's almost like he's not really gone
    And I know one day I'll be passin' on
    The book of John Writer/s: GREG BECKER, JON NITE
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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