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Hank Williams
"I've Been Down That Road Before" lyrics

I've Been Down That Road Before

Now friend if you'll just listen to me
You'll get some good hard earned advice
I don't aim to meddle in your business
I'm just trying to save you an awful price

Now you see these teeth that I ain't got
And these knots on my bald head
I'll guarantee you boys I didn't get them there
Lying at home in the bed

Now take the smart aleck in any town
Of him folks want no part
He acts like his head was only made
To hold his ears apart

Now he might like what I'm about to say
And my words might make him sore
But I'm just trying to be helpful
Cause I've been down that road before

To bully folks and play mean tricks
Was once my pride and joy
Till one day I was toted home
And mama didn't know her little boy

My head was swelled up so doggone big
I couldn't get it through my front door
Now I ain't just talking to hear myself
I've been down that road before

A little fellow about my size
Got tired of being pushed about
So he went to work and when he got through
He'd knocked every one of my teeth out

One time too many I'd rubbed him wrong
And he evened up the score
Now that's what happens
When you get too big for your britches
I've been down that road before

Now when you get to thinking you're really smart
There's always somebody smarter than you
And no matter how much you boast and brag
You can still learn a thing or two

Go get you some treatments just like I've had
And you won't hanker for more
I really learned the meaning of living and loving
Cause I've been down that road before

Now the man that walks this rocky road
Usually gets just what he deserves
Cause he's just a helpless servant
To a master that he serves

Now I've learned to slow my temper down
And not to pick no scraps no more
Boys it's a lot easier on the head and the eyes
Cause I've been down that road before