Joshua

Shawn MullinsBuy this song

Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music. He is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. more »

Joshua was an old man 
His beard like mountain snow 
And when I was a boy we'd have jam sessions 
I'd sneak off to old Sharptop 
With my guitar I would go 
When I should have been at school 
Learnin' my lesson 
And I'd sip a little moonshine 
And I'd smoke a corncob pipe 
And we'd pick all day until our fingers bled 
And right around supper time 
I'd run home in the night 
Just in time to get a whippin' from my Dad 
Oh way back when 
He was 65 and I was 10 
And I will never be as free again 
Oh way back when 
The summer flew by quickly 
And Josh and I spent out time 
Writing words to songs from memories of his past 
He'd tell me bout the way it was 
And I'd find the perfect rhyme 
And I couldn't believe how we wrote our songs so fast 
I never knew an old man 
Could be so full of life 
The love we had was so hard to explain 
And I remember how the tears fell when he spoke of his late wife 
And I'd give him my 6-string to ease his pain 
Oh way back when 
He was 65 and I was 10 
And I will never be as free again 
Oh way back when 
And then in late November 
I knocked on his cabin dor 
I knocked and knocked but Joshua never came 
And I still remember 
How he laid there on the floor 
And I went home cryin' in the rain 
Oh way back when 
He was 65 and I was 10 
And I will never be as free again 
Oh way back when 
Oh way back when 
Oh way back when

Written by: JAY DRUMMONDS, SHAWN MULLINS

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Joshua Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Joshua Lyrics." Lyrics.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 27 Sep. 2016. <http://www.lyrics.net/lyric/2431827>.

Missing lyrics by Shawn Mullins?

Know any other songs by Shawn Mullins? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Joshua