Y'all should have seen me When I was sixteen years old Had my hair hangin' free down my back It used to shine in the sun like gold.
Went eight years of grade school Four years of high school I was never sick one day And the kids that were with you in the first grade Were with you all the way
We'd go over to Augusta for a ball game We'd all go down to Daytona for the race We'd go over to the drive-in every Friday Shining in the sun like gold
Some cold winter morning, outside the school And the bell hadn't rung just yet We stand outside the gate, smoke a cigarette Brushin' the snow off our clothes, and lean against the wall Shining
And there wasn't no baby cryin' And there wasn't no laundry waitin' for me on the line If I didn't want to be alone, I didn't have to be alone All I had to do was shine Shining Shining
Lord there must be something better Lord it just don't seem right To cook the same breakfast for the same man every morning Sleep with the same man every night For the rest of my life For the rest of my life