Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit, he'd come along
When they gathered round and started talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
A through the back yard, we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes, Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, mmm, yes, he was

Being good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd come and tell me, everything is all right
He'd kiss and tell me, everything is all right
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, Lord knows, he was

How well I remember, the look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time, tellin' me, that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowing
Lookin' to see, how much we've grown

And the only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, oh, yes, he was

He was the sweet-talking son of a preacher man
I guessed he was the son of a preacher man
Sweet-lovin' son of a preacher man
Ahh, move me
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Son Of A Preacher Man Lyrics