Here Lies A Stubborn Man

Story Behind The Song

Based on my father's life but written to be a grandfather so that the age would be more appropriate for a singer.

Song Description

Grandpa was one stubborn man.

Song Length 3:15 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Dysfunctional Family, General Similar Artists Dierks Bentley, Tim Mcgraw
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

HERE LIES A STUBBORN MAN
(Claire Ulanoff/Bruce Michael Miller)

Every morning my granddaddy drove his old Ford to town
To see my grandma at the home, he never let her down
All us kids said grandpa your heart can't take the strain
But he paid no mind and at 9 o'clock he'd be there again
True and loyal to a fault, he held that woman's hand
He always joked that on his stone they'd write
Here lies a stubborn man

Said when he was a young man he never lost a fight
Made no matter if he was wrong 'cause he was always right
He was a man of strong opinions, a staunch Southern Democrat
In a barroom or a fox hole you knew he had your back
Folks said he was mule headed but he didn't give a damn
We always joked that on his stone they'd write
Here lies a stubborn man

Tough skinned soft hearted hard line old school
Not a big fan of change
But bad or good
We always knew where grandpa stood

If he was here you know he'd say his casket cost too much
And why were we all wasting time shedding tears and such
I bet he's up in heaven having one last laugh
'Cause he paid that gravestone cutter in advance
To write here lies a stubborn man

Yeah he's drinking up in heaven having one last laugh
'Cause he paid that gravestone cutter in advance
To write here lies a stubborn man
Here lies a stubborn man
I love you, grandpa

Cool song, neat idea, I think people can relate to this. Cute idea, and nostalgic that should appeal to country fans. Like your vocals and your instruments are good.

Lyrics Bruce Michael Miller, Claire Ulanoff Music Bruce Michael Miller
Performance C.J. Watson
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