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Lady A – Things He Handed Down Lyrics

Things He Handed Down Lyrics – Lady A

Yeah, I still got that pocket knife, that red Swiss army
The one that wore a hole in his blue jeans
I still got that old guitar, that 60s model
The one with buckle scratches and rusted strings
Oh, but it just don’t sound as good to me
As him saying

Don’t mix wine with whiskey, don’t put Jesus in a box
And never spend more money than you make
Don’t burn a bridge that maybe one day you’ll have to cross
Don’t let a ball game ruin your Saturday
Yeah, those talks from that recliner
Those fishing boat one-liners
It’s his words that mean most to me now
Of the things he handed down, down, down, oh yeah
The things he handed down

Yeah, I still got that bible, that leather-bound King James one
I swear, every verse, you’ve underlined
Yeah, I kept that bottle, the one that we both finished
The night I said I think I met my wife
And you shook my hand, and we both smiled
And you said

Love ain’t always roses, yeah, sometimes you get the thorns
But buy a dozen every chance you get
Oh, and tell your friend you love ’em ’cause some day they could be gone
And try to live this life with no regrets
Yeah, those talks from that recliner
Those fishing boat one-liners
It’s his words that mean most to me now
Of the things he handed down

I can hear him saying

Don’t mix wine with whiskey, don’t put Jesus in a box
And never spend more money than you make
Don’t burn a bridge that maybe one day you’ll have to cross
And don’t worry ’bout what you can’t change
Those talks from that recliner
Those fishing boat one-liners
It’s his words that mean most to me now
Of the things he handed down, down, down, oh yeah
The things he handed down

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