Sonny boy, you need new sneakers Better go into town and get then Friday night Come to think of it, kid, you need just about everything But I think things are gonna be all right, Yes, I think things are gonna be all right.
So you went and got yourself back into trouble Went and got yourself into another fight Come on here, let me see your eye, now it's all black and swollen But I think you're gonna be all right Yes, I think that you're gonna be all right.
I don't know why you're such a troublemaker You'd think that maybe by now you'd see the light Getting yourself torn up, boy, and we don't have that much money But I think maybe things will be all right, Yes, I think maybe things will be all right.
Now maybe I shouldn't yell 'Cause I know you're just a kid But I can't always tell What's on your mind, half of the time, brother mine.
Now I know that you're just my little brother And I don't expect you to get everything just right But I think you ought to use a little more sense than what you're using And maybe then things would be all right, Yes, and maybe then thing would be all right.
I know that I sit and I worry too much Especially when you come home such a sight But I guess what you've got to do, boy, you go ahead and do it And I sure hope thing will be all right, Yes, I sure hope things will be all right.
Now you come back here, you scruffy little brother Come on back here and let me kiss you goodnight 'Cause I know if you were gone I'd miss the sound of laughter And that's gonna make everything all right, Yes, that's gonna make everything all right.