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One of These Days Lyrics
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Album: Pizza Deliverance
If I had a dime for every time I heard my old man say
one of these days
I wouldnâ‚¬â„¢t be like my old man today
talking bout places that heâ‚¬â„¢d been
back in his younger days that he was gonna go back to again
one of these days
Dropped out of school when he was just sixteen
fell right in to a tire plant
building the very things that make the asphalt sing
and put Alabama far behind you
I remember him saying that Chicago was a hell right here on earth
and twenty five years later I was saying the same thing about Memphis
Itâ‚¬â„¢s no wonder everybodies scared of downtown Birmingham
itâ‚¬â„¢s just a little too close to home
But thereâ‚¬â„¢s more crooks down here and the cops donâ‚¬â„¢t care,
while old white men wearing ties can do anything they want.
Once a country boyâ‚¬â„¢s seen the way the steam rises
off a manâ‚¬â„¢s insides on the sidewalk
Tends to change the way he thinks, the way he sees everything
and he goes back to where he came from
One of these days when my face looks like a roadmap gonna find my way back home.
And iâ‚¬â„¢ll go walking on the west side after dark and leave my gun locked in my car.
One of these days youâ‚¬â„¢ll take one look at me and run. One of these days youâ‚¬â„¢ll take
one look at me and run.
lyrics by Mike Cooley / music by Drive-by Truckers
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