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    When We Were Kings

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    When We Were Kings
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      About "When We Were Kings"

      Lyrics for Brooks & Dunn - "When We Were Kings"

      Tommy got off at the Texaco
      Came bustin' in to Norma's Cafe
      Said come on man we gotta go
      You know how those party girls hate to wait
      Filled up his daddy's trunk with ice and beer
      Yeah he was always stealin' the old man's car
      Radio never came in too clear
      So I'd hang out one on my piece of junk guitar

      [Chorus]
      Yeah we ruled from the blacktop
      To the levee where the party never stopped
      Yeah there was power in the night
      The spirit was alive
      When we would sing
      Shan na na na na na na na
      When we were kings
      When we were kings

      Sittin' around the fire one night Tommy called my name
      I turned around, he said what do ya think
      Had his arm around the prettiest girl I'd ever seen
      He kissed her hand and took another drink
      I say you must be an angel puttin' up with this guy
      She laughed and said play me some Rolling Stones
      I couldn't let that chance go by
      Yeah I sang her "You Can't Always Get What you Want"

      [Chorus]

      That was the fall of '65
      I guess Uncle Same was hedging his bet
      Tommy's number cam up he said "Hey, I'll be Fine"
      "I'll teach 'em a lesson they'll never forget"
      Angel and I went to wave goodbye
      I guess we'd always thought we'd see him again
      You know I took her out a couple of times
      We always just wound up talkin' 'bout him

      [Chorus]

      Shan na na na na na na na
      When we were kings
      Shan na na na na na na na
      Shan na na na na na na na

      SONGWRITERS:
      NICHOLSON, GARY / BROOKS, KIX
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