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Ev’ryone considered him the coward of the county
He’d never stood one single time to prove the county wrong
His mama named him Tommy, the folks just called him yellow
But something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong

He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison
I looked after Tommy ’cause he was my brother’s son
I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy:
„Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun

Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done
Walk away from trouble if you can
Now it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek
I hope you’re old enough to understand:
Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”

There’s someone for ev’ryone and Tommy’s love was Becky
In her arms he didn’t have to prove he was a man
One day while he was workin’ the Gatlin boys came callin’
They took turns at Becky... n’ there was three of them!

Tommy opened up the door and saw his Becky cryin’
The torn dress, the shattered look
Was more than he could stand
He reached above the fireplace
And took down his daddy’s picture
As his tears fell on his daddy’s face
He heard these words again:

„Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done
Walk away from trouble if you can
Now it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek
I hope you’re old enough to understand:
Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”

The Gatlin boys just laughed at him
When he walked into the barroom
One of them got up and met him halfway ’cross the floor
When Tommy turned around they said
„Hey look! ol’ yellow’s leavin’”
But you coulda heard a pin drop
When Tommy stopped and locked the door

Twenty years of crawlin’ was bottled up inside him
He wasn’t holdin’ nothin’ back, he let ’em have it all
When Tommy left the barroom not a Gatlin boy was standin’
He said, „This one’s for Becky,” as he watched the last one fall
And I heard him say

„I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you done
I’ve walked away from trouble when I can
Now please don’t think I’m weak, I didn’t turn the other cheek
And Papa, I sure hope you understand:
Sometimes you gotta fight when you’re a man”

Ev’ryone considered him the coward of the county
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Přidáno: 29. 12. 2012 - 11:44 | Aktualizováno: 12. 8. 2015 - 19:45 | Kategorie: Anglické | ID: 2959

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