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Rodney Atkins – Young Man Lyrics

Young Man by Rodney Atkins


We were thin as rails
Thick as thieves
Little acorns trying to be trees
16 going on 18 going on 21
We choked on smokes, gagged on bourbon
Hitting ’em both, bound and determined
To be anywhere but where we were
Somebody mighta said it but we wouldn’t of heard it
(Say)

Young man you’re growin’ up so fast
You only get one chance, one chance to be a young man,
Young man
You won’t know what these carefree days are worth
When you’re up to your blue collar neck in work
Soak it in while you still can
Just be young, just be young man

She was driving me wild in a Z28
Strawberry boones, was gas on a flame
She had her finger on the trigger
Neither one of us considered the safety
Backseat rodeo was all fun and games
Till she told me I ruined her life, she was late
I wanted to run ’cause all I could think

I’m a young man growin’ up so fast
I only get one chance, one chance to be young man,
Young man
You’re gonna know what your carefree days are worth
When you’re up to your blue collar neck in work
Soak it in while you can just be young just be just be
Young man
(Don’t just be young)

Son I’m cool when you do what do
The flat brim hat and peach fuzz chin
When I go to hug you and you try to shake my hand, think again
Take it from your old man
You’re growing up so fast
And you only get one chance one chance to be a young man,
Young man

You don’t know what your carefree days are worth
Till your up to you’re blue collar neck in work
So soak it in while you can just be young just be young, man
Just be young
Don’t just be young
Just be young, young man


Rodney Atkins Lyrics


“Young Man” Released May 10, 2019