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Andy Budd: Songs

If You Did That Today

(Andy Budd)
January 21, 2011
Andy Budd
If You Did That Today ©2011 Andy Budd

Momma smoked her Viceroys while in the family way
Drank whiskey through five pregnancies & we turned out OK
She left us in the car when she went in the grocery store
But you can’t get away with that stuff any more

We walked home from school never had a chaperone
Had our own key to the house ‘case momma wasn’t home
We never wore a helmet when we rode our bikes
Never wore a seatbelt in the car when we went for a ride

But we rode in the back of pick-up trucks and held on for dear life
A little luck and the Grace of God, somehow we survived.

Chorus 1:
THEY’D THROW YOUR ASS IN JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY
THEY’D CALL OUT SOCIAL SERVICES AND TAKE YOUR KIDS AWAY
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW AIN’T LIKE BACK IN THE DAY
YEAH, THEY’D THROW YOUR ASS IN JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY


We played outside unsupervised ‘til the street lights came on
We played Cowboys and Indians, the Cowboys always won
If you took a pocket knife to school, it wasn’t against the law
We played with Cherry Bombs, nobody’s fingers got blown off.

We had BB Guns and Slingshots, nobody lost an eye
A little luck and the Grace of God, somehow we survived.

Repeat Chorus 1:

Bridge:
You didn’t get a trophy just for being on the team
Truth be told nobody gave a damn about our self-esteem
I ain’t sayin’ it was wrong, I ain’t sayin’ it was right
A little luck and the Grace of God, somehow we survived.

Chorus 2:
THEY’D THROW YOUR ASS IN JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY
THEY’D CALL OUT SOCIAL SERVICES AND TAKE YOUR KIDS AWAY
IF YOU’RE NOT AT EVERY SOCCER GAME, THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY
YEAH, THEY’D THROW YOUR ASS IN JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY

YEAH, YOU’D PROBABLY GO TO JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY

YEAH, THEY’D THROW YOUR BUTT IN JAIL IF YOU DID THAT TODAY