Growing up I was always Mama’s angel
Never thought I’d ever fall from grace
I was taught to walk with God and run from trouble
But I ran with a crowd that was bound to change my ways

Yeah, I was proud to be in the bad news crowd
The one my Mama warned me about
The closest thing to Hell she’s ever raised
But, when I look back on those days
I knew I’d never change a thing
I made mistakes that paved the way for the man I am today
I’m proud of them all and I had a ball
Bending the rules and breaking the law

We were proud about sneaking out and shooting road signs
Throwing eggs and rolling every yard in town
Yeah, my claim to fame was a Babe Ruth swing on a mailbox
Yeah, the police just love driving me around

Repeat chorus
Yeah, you learn to walk the way you talk
The DUI means SOL, respect is earned
You live and learn and pray, yeah you learn to pray

Yeah, we were proud to be in the bad news crowd
The one our Mamas warned us about
The closest thing to Hell they ever raised
But when we look back on those days
I knew we’d never change a thing
We made mistakes that paved the way for the men we are today
Proud of them all y’all and we had a ball
Bending the rules and breaking the law
Yeah, I was bending the rules and breaking the law
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