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I’ll never forget that chill, the first time I heard Taps play over the hill
Up the holler where they laid my papaw low, when I was just too young to know
He survived the Pacific in 43 and so much more, fought his own demons in a personal war
He died alone on a cold hardwood floor, when I was just too young to know
Bridge:
Papaw, he came to me the other night in a dream
It was so real it awoke me from my sleep when he said, “son you better listen to me”
Chorus 1
Sometimes we do like our fathers done, And there ain’t no doubt, you’re your father’s son
Reap what you sew, but bury the weeds when you plow, boy you’re old enough to know better now

I’ll always remember that day he died, daddy sat at the kitchen table and cried
Face pressed in his hands as if some way to hide, what I was just too young to know
A tablecloth field of daisies caught my daddy’s tears, and his eyes that day aged twenty years
I didn’t really understand his sadness or his fears, I was just too young to know
Chorus 2
Sometimes we do like our fathers done, and we realize we’re our fathers son
Reap what we sew, bury the weeds when we plow, when we’re old enough to know better now

Twenty five years later, my fathers living alone, and I’ve got myself a young son of my own
He can’t see it, but he’s us right to the bone, he’s just too young to know
Chorus 2

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from Sad Songs and Other Natural Disasters, released August 26, 2016
By Brian Combs

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Brian Combs Lexington, Kentucky

Jackson, Kentucky native Brian Combs is set to release his official debut album Sad Songs and Other Natural Disasters via Shaker Steps Records (Lexington, KY) on 8/26/16. If we are what we eat, or in this case listen to, Brian has fed himself on heavy doses of Prine, Drive-By Truckers and anything else that leans towards well crafted heartfelt lyrics with a driving beat and little country twang. ... more

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