JAMEY JOHNSON lyrics - The Dollar

My Saving Grace

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Daddy's bourbon breath was strong as gasoline, An' it seemed to fuel the rage he had inside. He'd come home just burnin', Mad an' drunk an' mean an' raisin' hell on a Saturday night. Momma'd lock us up in her bedroom, He'd be lyin' in the hallway on our way to Sunday school. They both, in their own way became my savin' grace. Daddy passed out with his demons: Momma passed the offerin' plate. An' she'd cry out to Heaven: 'Protect this son of mine' While Daddy kept the devil off my back, By takin' up his time. Momma said: "Nobody's perfect," as we walked into Church, To ask the Good Lord to forgive him, again. I still recall that sermon, I hung on every word. That's when I learned just exactly what a Father really meant. And the Angels and the people gathered round, I was standin' in that water when that Preacher laid me down. They both, in their own way became my savin' grace. Daddy passed out with his demons: Momma passed the offerin' plate. An' she'd cry out to Heaven: "Protect this son of mine," While Daddy kept the devil off my back, By takin' up his time. An' Daddy kept the devil off my back, By takin' up his time.

Jumpin' A Train

Paul Ellis "Say Something"
The time, 11:33 on a Saturday, November, 1923 I'm synchronized, it's wise to keep my wits about me My name is Roy, a one-time choir boy Now I'm sixteen, man, and I'm nobody's toy I'm gonna take to the wind and get this town behind me (chorus) I'm jumpin' a train leavin' town Howling whistle sounds And I'm not looking back -- gonna tie my fate to a train track Got a whiskey bottle tied in a corn sack Hold on world, I'm coming, I'm hitching a ride on a north-bound train Am I alive? Won't somebody tell me The Mississippi waves, what's it trying to sell me? Mud in the banks, but no one gets thanks when it's tracked in through the doorway I am home grown, sewn into these britches But I'm not spending my life digging up ditches Like my Daddy did, and his Daddy did, and his Daddy before

Jay-Z Blue

JAY-Z "Magna Carta... Holy Grail"
[Intro] I work and work 'till I'm half-dead. And I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter. Who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her. As she cares about me. [Verse 1] Let's do this for these babies Mercedes truck, fuck Houses on acres Blatantly ballin' on HD Y'all need to step up y'all AV Life changed again I was already taking off My flight changed again Slight change of winds It's barely 12 noon And my wife changed again Baby needs Pampers Daddy needs at least three weeks in the Hamptons Please don't judge me, only hugged the block I thought my daddy didn't love me My baby getting chubby Cue that Stevie Wonder music, aww isn't she lovely Now I'm staring at praying that things don't get ugly And I'm stuck in that old cycle Like wife leaves hubby Fuck joint custody I need a joint right now Just the thought alone fucks with me [Hook] High on life I could die from the fall Imagine if I hit the floor Apologies in order To Blue Ivy my daughter If it was up to me You would be with me Sort of like daddy dearest [Interlude] Don't fuck with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo. [Verse 2] I dream filthy (my mom and pops) mixed me with Jamaican (Rum and whiskey) what a set off (What a set off) And I know I'm not perfect baby I been through so much trauma It gonna be hard to reverse it With some doctors and some nurses maybe Teach me on how to treat a lady Open doors on the 'Cedes This relationship shit is complicated All I know is we ain't speaking everyday I fucking hate it I don't wanna duplicate it I seen my mom and pop drive each other motherfuckin' crazy And I got that nigga blood in me I got his ego and his temper All is missing is the drugs in me [Hook] [Verse 3] Father never taught me how to be a father Treated mother I don't wanna have to just repeat another leave another Baby with no daddy want no mama drama I just wanna Take her back to a time when Everything was calmer Out in Paris on a terrace Watching the Eiffel Tower And a Ferris wheel yet and still Nothing could prepare us For the beauty that you be Blue be Looking in your eyes is like a mirror Have to face my fears Cheer up Why could you just be happy Without these back and forth thoughts You too much like your daddy Badly I just wanna spent more time with him Sadly life wouldn't let me get around with him Now I got my own daughter Taught her how to take her first steps Cut the cord watch her take her first breath And I'm trying and I'm lying if I said I wasn't scared But in life and death If I isn't there [Hook]

My Little Girl

JAVIER COLON
(I can hear that) You can hear who? Can you hear dada? Can you say daddy? (Daddy) It’s daddy (It’s daddy) I was never the one to be on time With anything in my life And that suits me just fine heeeey I was just having fun when I met my wife Waited ten years and now we’re having a baby She said it’s about time But when my phone rang My heart stopped beating When she said “Baby I think it’s time” Get out of my way I’m coming through I’m about to meet my little girl Her momma just called Said we’re waiting on you She’s about to make her way into this world Now I gotta tell you That’s there’s nothing better Her cry is the sweetest thing I’ve heard That’s my little girl Her first school play she’s got the lead I’m proud as any daddy would be She must take after me Heeeey Now my flights delayed and it’s almost three Why does this always happen to me? Don’t they know I’ve got somewhere to be From plane to highway Traffics going sideways Finally pull up and run inside Get out of my way I’m coming through Don’t you know that that’s my little girl She’s walking on stage Singing debut And I wouldn’t miss it for the world I ran through the lobby And nothing could stop me Just in time to hear the single sweetest voice I’ve heard That’s my little girl Now she’s all grown up got her own two boys Married a real good guy She loves being a mom and wife She asks me if I would stop by Her husbands outta town the kids are driving her crazy I said “I know what that’s like” But as I turned in To the driveway I can’t believe my eyes Smoke flames sirens The kids were outside crying The oldest said “grandpa mommy’s still inside” Ohhh get out my way I’m coming though Don’t you know that that’s my little girl Neighbor said “no, nothing u can do” But he’s not a dad so he don’t know That I gotta get in there She’s gotta be somewhere If I die tryin I don’t care Cause that’s my little girl (my baby girl) That’s my baby girl I was never the one to be on time For anything in my life But that wasn’t me this time (I love you baby) (I love you daddy)

A Chance In Hell

James Bonamy "Roots And Wings"
(R. Springer/T. Martin) Daddy was a drinkin' man He never took to preachin' Said he found heaven in a drink Well momma was a bible totin', God fearin' Christian Would tell the devil to his fate Exactly what she thinks As far as daddy knew Momma couldn't drive So every Sunday morning he'd give us a ride Well he'd wait out in the car Drinkin' Jim Beam from a sack But as the summer days grew hotter He found a pew in the back Daddy never had a chance in hell Somethin' that my momma knew so well While everybody else gave up Momma wore him down with love Daddy never had a chance in hell Well, Summer came and went But he stayed in the back row Blamin' it on the cold north wind outside Well I guess that explained The flannel shirt and jack But he had no explanation When momma asked about his tie He'd move up a little closer With every passing year He said it was because He simply couldn't hear I never thought that Dad would ever Draw a sober breath Much less lead us all in prayer When we laid mom to rest Daddy never had a chance in hell Somethin' that my momma knew so well While everybody else gave up Momma wore him down with love Daddy never had a chance in hell While everybody else gave up Momma wore him down with love Daddy never had a chance in hell

Sweet Sangria

TORI AMOS "Scarlet's Walk"
i know you know every desperado and sharp shooter in the west you say that i can't see behind the mask of those who call themselves the good guys in this who take and take "so are you with me or not you say this time decide" balmy days sweet sangria she's been gone have you seen her señorita shyly turning away leaving me our fading flame yeah you think you that what you believe in it matters now to you and me what you believe in i'm takin' in i said i'm takin' in what you believe in it matters now to you and me before sundown the mexicans leave san antone the car will then drop him at the border the breaking point i know your people have suffered time and time again but what about i ask you now the innocents on both sides balmy days so you give me a no window i ask you, give me a bloodless road tell me why does someone have to lose?

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