Craig

Album: boom. (2017)
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  • I met Craig at a church called Redeeming Grace
    It's like he understood my "I don't want to be here" face
    I felt out of place and I smelled like beer
    But he just shook my hand, said "I'm glad you're here"
    He says "we'll all be judged"
    But he was never judgemental
    And even though my songs don't belong in no hymna
    He'd quote me my lyrics, slap me on the back
    Said "Man you've got a gift! How you write like that?"

    Yeah I know, he sounds cool right?
    Not your typical kid from Sunday School, right?
    I still ain't figured out church yet
    But Craig, I get
    Nah he can't walk on water, turn the Napa Valley red
    But he just might be tight with a man that did
    Now he's not the light of the world
    But I wish that mine was bright as his
    Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is

    When you lose a record deal, yeah all the perks fade fast
    Dealership said, "We're going to need to get that mini-van back"
    So we were down to one car
    And broke as I felt
    My wife and six kids and only five seat belts
    I needed help but couldn't admit I was struggling
    Said, "Craig, it's all good"
    But he knew it all wasn't
    A "Hey man I'm praying for you" would've been sufficient but nah
    He took roadside assistance to a whole other level
    To sacrificial heights

    Showed up at the ballpark after my son's game one night
    In two cars, with his wife Laura watching from the other
    I said "What in the world are y'all doing here, brother?"
    He just laughed inside that old Chrysler Town and Country van
    With the keys, and a title, and a pen in his hand
    Said "Man, all you got to do is sign and it's yours"
    I said "No, no way"
    But he wouldn't take "no" for an answer
    He said "Please do
    Somebody did this for me once, just let me do this for you"
    We argued about it for a little while
    Then I teared up, and Craig smiled

    Yeah I know, he sounds cool right?
    Not your typical kid from Sunday school, right?
    Nah he can't walk on water, or turn the Napa Valley red
    But he just might be tight with a man that did
    Now he's not the light of the world
    But I wish that mine was bright as his
    Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is

    My pride was way too ashamed to be adequately grateful at the moment
    But I signed the dotted line, and I drove the kids home
    And when the cop pulled up beside us
    At the light, they didn't have to duck
    Because thanks to Craig
    They were all buckled up Writer/s: Walker Hayes
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., ME GUSTA MUSIC
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