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I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

In the style of

Merle Haggard

Lyrics

things i learned
in a hobo jungle
were things they
never taught me
in a classroom

like where to find
a handout
while bummin'
through chicago
in the afternoon

hey i'm not braggin'
or complainin'
i'm just talkin' to
myself man to man

this old mental fat
i'm chewin' didn't
take a lot of doin'
but i take a lot of
pride in what i am

i guess i grew up
a loner
i don't remember
ever havin'
any folks around

but i keep
thumbin' through
the phone books
and lookin' for
my daddy's name
in every town

and i meet lots of
friendly people
but i always wind up
leavin' on the lam

hey where i've been
or where i'm a-goin'
didn't take
a lot of knowin'
but i take a lot of
pride in what i am

i never travel
in a hurry
'cause i got nobody
waitin' for me
anywhere

home is anywhere
i'm livin'
if it's sleepin'
on some vacant bench
in city square

or if i'm workin' on
some road gang
or just livin' off
the fat of
our great land

i never been
nobody's idol but
at least i got a title
and i take a lot of
pride in what i am

i never been
nobody's idol but
at least i got a title
and i take a lot of
pride in what i am

i take a lot of
pride in what i am
i take a lot of
pride in what i am

Details

  • Duration : 2:38
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1969
  • Language : English

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