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A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young
by Eric Church



I like fast cars and sharp dreams
Chased a lot of crazy things
Left behind my share of broken pieces
This morning i turned 36 & when you just remember half of it
You wonder how you out lived hank or Jesus

I put the rage in the river and the roll in the thunder
But you kept me from going under
When that current got too heavy
I always thought I’d be a heap of metal
In a cloud of smoke foot stuck to the pedal
Sold for parts like a junk yard rusted out Chevy
Fear I've had none what the hell made you wanna love
A man who was gonna die young

In the mirror I saw my surprise
Who knew gray hairs liked to hide
On a head didn’t think he’d live past thirty
If I make it thirty more it’s the brown that you’ll be looking for
As your run your fingers through it and say slow down honey

I put the rage in the river and the roll in the thunder
But you kept me from going under
When that current got too heavy
I always thought I’d be a heap of metal
In a cloud of smoke foot stuck to the pedal
Sold for parts like a junk yard rusted out Chevy
Fear I've had none what the hell made you wanna love
A man who was gonna die young

Call it intuition or call it crazy
Just thought by now I'd be pushing up daisies
But id gladly stick around if we’re together
So baby when you bow your head tonight
Could you tell the lord I’ve changed my mind
And with you U;d like to forever
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