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Something to Be Proud Of

Album lyrics:
  1. Prelude 
  2. Something to Be Proud Of
  3. Harmony, Not Discord Harmony, Not Discord Video
  4. Office Reverie 
  5. Moving Up 
  6. In Numbers 
  7. In Numbers (reprise) 
  8. I'd Rather Watch You I'd Rather Watch You Video
  9. The Party 
  10. Zero's Confession 
  11. Once More/Ham and Eggs 
  12. Didn't We? 
  13. I Was A Fool 
  14. The Gospel According to Shrdlu 
  15. Death March 
  16. A Pleasant Place 
  17. Shrdlu's Blues 
  18. Daisy's Confession 
  19. I'd Rather Watch You (Reprise) 
  20. Freedom! 
  21. Freedom! (reprise) 
  22. The Music of the Machine 

Something to Be Proud Of lyrics

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
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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