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    Twenty Years Ago

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      Lyrics for Montgomery Gentry - "Twenty Years Ago"

      I was at that smart ass time of my life
      Where id pick a fight just to pick a fight
      If he said black, I said white
      If he took one side I took the other side
      The dinner table we sat around
      Was more like a battleground
      And I lost more times than I won
      I would of learned later on

      That he was always preaching bout his past
      I just kept screaming" Come on, dad!
      That was twenty years ago
      You don't know me at all!
      Trying to talk to you is like talking to the wall
      Yeah, you gave me my life, but its my life to live
      Maybe I don't wanna live it like you did, Twenty years ago"

      He was built with blue collar sweat and blood
      Squared jaw and a crew cut
      A purple heart, a Viet Vet.
      He'd tell you every chance he'd get
      Always running down my rock n' roll,
      My friends, my hair, my clothes.
      But one night it got out of control
      And right there we came to blows
      And that was just enough to get me gone
      I couldn't wait to prove him wrong!

      Twenty years ago
      Struck out on my own
      Couldn't tell me nothing
      That I didn't already know
      Later I was on my way
      To what the hell did I care
      My old man and his gray hair
      Thought about the road I chose
      Twenty years ago

      "Well I left as fast as the leaves fell that autumn
      I never looked back and I never once called him
      But every time I talked to momma
      I wondered if he was there,or if he even cared
      I figured I walked out of him and the course of our love had run
      Momma said 'no,no, you listen to me son, hes a stubborn man and he won't give in.
      He believes what he believes, well you're just like him'
      Well I could tell by her voice there was something wrong
      She broke down, and said he ain't got long
      So I caught the next plane home,
      Thought about all the years gone
      Had my pride that I let so much time go by
      I ran up those stairs and stood by his bed
      And I cried"

      Twenty years ago
      Thought I knew it all
      But trying to talk to me
      Was like talking to a wall
      I thought I was a man
      Acting like I did
      But all I want right now
      Is just to be your kid
      Just before my dad gave up the ghost
      He took my hand and said "son let it go, that was twenty years ago"
      Twenty years ago

      SONGWRITERS:
      RUTHERFORD, MELVERN RIVERS II / STEELE, JEFFREY / NICHOLSON, GARY TOLBERT
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