I WAS YOUNG ONCE TOO
(Robert Bryne / Robert Byrne / Richard Leigh)
Alabama - 1996
He raced that engine down the track 'round the tree on Christmas Day
I was so amazed my Dad would play with trains
I saw a sparkle in his eye, then I heard him say
"Come on son, let's play, I was young once too"
He washed that Buick faithfully, Lord, he kept her clean
I thought that machine meant more to him than me
On the day I turned sixteen, he threw me the keys
Said, "I was young once too, now she belongs to you"
He was such a young man then, I'm older than that now
I hope I measure up to him, when the circle comes around
I saw him in the attic sittin' cross legged on the floor
With some old photographs, he pointed and he laughed
He said, "That's me in that picture", I said, "No son, that's
your dad. I was young once too, and looked a lot like you"
I was young once too, I was young once too
Merry Christmas son, I wish your Grandpa were here
He was young once too, and looked like me and you