Jon Byrd/Byrd's Auto Parts

Jon Byrd/Byrd's Auto Parts

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Jackknife

Written By: Jon Byrd

When I struck out down the road
I thought it wrapped around the world
I didn't know what lay before me
Maybe riches, maybe some sweet daddy's girl
Now I wonder how I ever got this far
How I ever made my way
And I think of all the mixed up crazy things
That my mama used to say

Son don't work too much on Sundays
And say your prayers each night
Try not to cuss and smoke and chew
Stay away from girls that do
Keep a Bible in your pocket
Just in case you need a friend
And remember that the ones that love you most
Are just back around the bend

As I look back down the dusty roads
That I have called my own
And I think of all the highways and the ditches
Where I've been left alone
Well I wonder how I ever got this far
How I ever made my way
And I think of all the mixed up crazy things
That my daddy used to say

Son don't take no wooden nickels
And keep a dollar in your shoe
Try not to drink and fight and gamble through the night
Stay away from boys that do
Keep a jackknife in your pocket
Just in case you need a friend
And remember that the ones that love you most
Are just back around the bend

Son don't work too much on Sundays
And keep a dollar in your shoe
Try not to drink and fight and gamble through the night
Stay away from girls that do
Keep a Bible in your pocket-- and a jackknife
Just in case you need a friend
And remember that the ones that love you most
Are just back around the bend
Yeah remember that the ones that love you most
Are just back around the bend