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Montgomery Gentry - Something To Be Proud Of

There`s a story that my daddy tells religiously
Like clockwork every time he sees an opening
In a conversation about the way things used to be
Well I`d just roll my eyes and make a bee-line for the door
But I`d always wind up starry-eyed, cross-legged on the floor
Hanging on to every word
Man, the things I heard

It was harder times and longer days
Five miles to school, uphill both ways
We were cane switch raised, and dirt floor poor
`Course that was back before the war
Yeah, your uncle and I made quite a pair
Flying F-15`s through hostile air
He went down but they missed me by a hair
He`d always stop right there and say...

That`s something to be proud of
That`s a life you can hang your hat on
That`s a chin held high as the tears fall down
A gut sucked in, a chest stuck out
Like a small town flag a-flyin`
Or a newborn baby cryin`
In the arms of the woman that you love
That`s something to be proud of

Son graduatin` college, that was mama`s dream
But I was on my way to anywhere else when I turned 18
Cuz when you gotta fast car you think you`ve got everything
I learned quick those GTO`s don`t run on faith
I ended up broken down in some town north of L.A.
Working maximum hours for minimum wage
Well, I fell in love, next thing I know
The babies came, the car got sold
I sure do miss that old hot rod
But you sure save gas in them foreign jobs
Dad, I wonder if I ever let you down
If you`re ashamed how I turned out
Well, he lowered his voice, then he raised his brow
Said, lemme tell ya right now

That`s something to be proud of
That`s a life you can hang your hat on
You don`t need to make a million
Just be thankful to be workin`
If you`re doing what you`re able
And putting food there on the table
And providing for the family that you love
That`s something to be proud of

And if all you ever really do is the best you can
Well, you did it man

That`s something to be proud of
That`s a life you can hang your hat on
That`s a chin held high as the tears fall down
A gut sucked in, a chest stuck out
Like a small town flag a-flyin`
Or a newborn baby cryin`
In the arms of the woman that you love
That`s something to be proud of
That`s something to be proud of
Yeah, that`s something to be proud of
That`s something to be proud of
Now that`s something to be proud of

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