Friday, December 21, 2007

"Small Town Southern Man" Alan Jackson

The first time I heard this song, I cried. I immediately thought of my Papa. This song seemed to be written completely about him. His greatest contribution that he left behind was his legacy of hard work, love, and faith. It also reminded me of my Grandpa and my Daddy. I see so much of them in this song also. I just pray that my husband will have these same qualities!

*Papa, I miss you more than words can say. I can't wait for the day when I see you again in Heaven. Tell grandmother and Jesus that I love them!
Love,
Your little bunny




"Small Town Southern Man"

Born the middle son of a farmer
And a small town Southern man
Like his daddy's daddy before him
Brought up workin' on the land
Fell in love with a small town woman
And they married up and settled down
Natural way of life if you're lucky
For a small town Southern man

First there came four pretty daughters
For this small town Southern man
Then a few years later came another
A boy, he wasn't planned
Seven people livin' all together
In a house built with his own hands
Little words with love and understandin'
From a small town Southern man

Chorus:
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Callous hands told the story
For this small town Southern man
He gave it all to keep it all together
And keep his family on his land
Like his daddy, years wore out his body
Made it hard just to walk and stand
You can break the back
But you can't break the spirit
Of a small town Southern man

(Repeat Chorus)

Finally death came callin'
For this small town Southern man
He said it's alright 'cause I see angels
And they got me by the hand
Don't you cry, and don't you worry
I'm blessed, and I know I am'
Cause God has a place in Heaven
For a small town Southern man

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