June 26, 2017
LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE XIV
A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. This week we feature three songs about men behaving badly and bragging about it. And the women in their lives? They are lucky to have such fun-loving men as partners. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.
A long time forgotten
Are dreams that just fell by the way
And the good life he promised
Ain’t what she’s living today
But she never complains of
The bad times or bad things he’s done, Lord
She’s just talks about the good times
They’ve had and all the good times to come
She’s a good hearted woman
In love with a good timin’ man
She loves him in spite of his ways
That she don’t understand
Through teardrops and laughter
They’ll pass though his world hand in hand
A good hearted woman
Lovin’ her good timin’ man
– A Good Hearted Woman Singers and writers: Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Now don’t I let you wash the car on Sunday?
Don’t I warn you when you’re gettin fat?
Ain’t I a-gonna take you fishin’ with me someday?
Well, a man can’t love a woman more than that.
Ain’t I always nice to your kid sister?
Don’t I take her driving every night?
So, sit here at my feet ’cause I like you when you’re sweet,
And you know it ain’t feminine to fight.
– Put Another Log on the Fire Singer Waylon Jennings, Writer Shel Silverstein
I got an alimony payment that’s 6 weeks over due
Got caught with a trunk load of bootleg out of state booze
Hocked my wife’s diamond ring last June
Bought me an outboard Evinrude
But other than that, we ain’t nothing but good ol’ boys
– Just Good Ol’ Boys Singers: Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley; Writer: A. Fleetwood