Lyrics for "Right from Wrong"

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Right from Wrong
(c) 2008 RedHawkins.com

How could I know right from wrong? When I get up each day.
Work hard for my living, while on TV all the people play, I've been
tempted, sorely tempted to follow their way.

Worked all my life, at the J.P. Stephens, 'fore they shut it down
Flatbeds loaded with all our machines, rolling through the heart of town - Ain't no
sight sadder, than a mill shutting down. Ain't no
sight sadder, than the ghost of a town

Yeah my preacher - he done told me - hard work ain't no sin.
But I look around at this fast movin' town, at the new world I'm in. And I
wonder, how could I ever win? And I
wonder, how could I ever win?

How could I know right from wrong? When I get up each day.
Work hard for my living, while on TV all the people play, I've been
tempted, sorely tempted to follow their way.
Took my guitar in my hands, and I knew it weren't wrong.
Put my fingers to those strings, pick an old country song,
Hummin' a new tune, and it's comin' on strong.

I let my spirit fill up my voice, 'n' my voice fill the air.
Lifted up for thousands of hearts, now filled with despair.
Cause you know I've been hungry, and I know you're out there.
And I have known despair.

How could I know right from wrong? When I get up each day.
Worked hard for my living, while on TV all the people played, I was
tempted, sorely tempted to follow their way.

Now I got my grandkids, by their hands, and I tell them it's a wrong.
I say they can't be a tearing no living, from a one who is strong.
Hummin' a new tune, as I tell them it's a wrong.
I hum them a new tune, and I tell them they're strong.
I hum them a new tune, and I tell them it's a wrong.

 

Red Hawkins (c) 2008
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