#03079
Long As You're A Good Man (Damian Follett)
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When I was a young boy I was so fascinated,
With every odd job that my daddy did;
I used to dream about bein' a carpenter
who builds big houses,
'Cause my daddy could fix 'bout anything;
He told me, son, you got to choose an honest path,
'Cause the way you live is all that's gonna last.

You can be a politician, electrician,
A rodeo rider or a race car driver;
Remember you're just part of a greater plan;
You can be a high school teacher,
small town preacher,
Or a singer in a rock and roll band;
It don't matter, son, long as you're a good man.

I turned eighteen, captain of the baseball team,
Both major leagues were scouting me;
When I broke my arm I thought that
my life was over,
That was gonna be the end
of my big league dreams;
Daddy said, son, you got your
whole life in front of you,
There's so many other jobs that you can do.

You can be a politician, an electrician,
A rodeo rider or a race car driver,
Remember you're just part of a greater plan;
You can be a high school teacher,
small town preacher,
Or a singer in a rock and roll band;
It don't matter, son, long as you're a good man.

Now I am a grown man,
I make a livin' building houses,
My boy goes everywhere with me;
Every day drivin' nails,
every evenin' I'm catchin' fastballs,
I wonder will he ever make it to the big leagues...
Ah, that don't matter.
You make an honest living, man,
it ain't about the cash,
'Cause who you are is all that's gonna last.

You can be a politician, electrician,
Rodeo rider or a race car driver;
Remember you're just part of a greater plan;
You can be a high school teacher,
small town preacher,
Or a singer in a rock and roll band;
It don't matter, son, long as you're a good man.

FADING:
You can pour coffee in a coffee shop,
Or hand out tickets as a traffic cop;
You can pour drinks in a honky tonk bar,
You can make a livin' selling used cars;
Doctor, lawyer, engineer,
farmer on a tractor, big John Deere,
Taxi driver, deep sea diver,
fixin' mufflers down at Midas;
Washing windows, sweepin' floors,
Soldier fightin' in a foreign war;
New York City in a high rise,
paramedic savin' lives,
Yeah... Long as you're a good man.

####.... Damian Follett Copyright ©2010 ....####
Recorded by Damian Follett of Placentia, NL, (No Place Like Home, trk#5, 2010 CD, TJF Publishing Ltd, Placenta, NL); and (The Collection, trk#19, 2010 CD, TJF Publishing Ltd, Placentia, NL).

Notes from Damian Follett:
I wrote this song with my good friend Des Gambin.



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