Twenty Years Ago

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Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. The two began performing in the 1990s as part of two different bands with Montgomery's brother, John Michael Montgomery. Although Gentry won a talent contest in 1994,… more »

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


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