You Had to Be There

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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. more »


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He sat down, picked up the phone and said Boy, I'm your old man
He touched the glass between the two, as if to shake his hand 
The boy he didn't budge, not even so much as a blink 
The man said oh come on, boy, better late than never, don't ya think

He said I read it in the paper, can't believe you're 21
And I can't believe some son of mine could do the things I hear you've done
He went on like some big hero, who flew in to save the day 
And the boy said if your here, to steer me right, man, its too late 

You had to be there, and I'm talkin' from from day one
That's the only time a dad should talk through glass to his new son 
You'd have to go back, and teach me how when I was nine 
Cause my mama couldn't throw a ball even if she had the time
I should have been learning how to fish, instead of learning how to smoke
I bet if you'd of whooped my tail, I'd never thought it was a joke 
He said sometimes the will for doing wrong is way too strong for any mama's prayers 
You had to be there

The man said, boy, I'm sorry that you hate me like you do 
The boy said dry it up man, we ain't making this about you
Its about a teenage girl against the world cause she was left there high and dry 
Its about a kid who might have stood a whole lot better shot at life

You had to be there, and I'm talkin' from from day one
That's the only time a dad should talk through glass to his new son 
You'd have to go back and teach me how when I was nine 
Cause my mama couldn't throw a ball even if she had the time
I should have been learning how to fish, instead of learning how to smoke 
I bet if you'd of whooped my tail I'd never thought it was a joke 
He said sometimes the will for doing wrong is way too strong for any mama's prayer 
You had to be there

Before the boy hung up the phone, he said they say me I'm out of time 
And it hit the man, right there and then 
My god son, so am I

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Written by: CASEY BEATHARD, KENNETH WRIGHT

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