Everything I had to know
I learned from country music:
‘bout Love and Life, man-and-wife.
Foolish hearts, brand-new starts;
Bitter fights, lonely nights,
Smoke-filled bars, steel guitars;
Untamed broncs, honky-tonks,
Pickup trucks, last few bucks;
Missing you, dreams come true,
Endless highways, long hot dry days,
Tall tequilas, eighteen-wheelers,
Hot falling tears, ice-cold beers;
Cheatin’, lyin’, laughin’, cryin’,
Wantin’, choosin’ winnin’, losin’.
Long slow dances, lost romances,
Hit the track, want you back,
Please-don’t-go, the rodeo,
Hanging tough, I’ve-had-enough
Harsh words spoken, promise broken,
Slamming doors, forever yours.
Bridges burned, lessons learned.
Seemed everyone I heard was giving
Three –minute manuals for living.
And the only thing that I done wrong
Was thinking life was like a song.
This is a reworking of a piece I originally posted a year or so ago. Still makes me smile. Have a great weekend, everybody. N.