Dale Allen

Dale Allen

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Country - Contemporary | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,913   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: 1/28/2020
   Sounds Like: Hank Williams III, Merle Haggard

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Song Description

Singer loses his wife, car, and son to another man. Bothers him so much he loses his job. Decides to go get his son back with a gun, but then has a change of heart and doesn't want to hurt anyone, but can't take any more.

Story Behind the Song

read story of a man who lost his son to divorce and re-marriage.

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(Dale Allen and Charley Stefl)

He took my wife...they took my car
He took my son...that's when he went too far
Now I'm just a shell
I'm not doin' too well
How much can one man take

He took my mind off the job I had
Now I take a drink to steady my hand
I've lost everything what can I do
I used to have good sense, but he took that too

Now I'm takin' a bus...down to Baton Rouge
Where they'll take my picture...for the six o'clock news
I'll put that man on the run
I'm gonna see my son
How much can one man take

He'll take my freedom after he's gone
When I'm in a cell made of cold grey stone
Somebody stop me before I get off
On the whiskey I'm drinkin' and the bus that I'm on

Well, now the driver's mad
And he's walkin' to the back of the bus
I got to drinkin' and talkin' 'bout what I was gonna do
And the other passengers, aw, they're raisin' a fuss
Lord, I hope he takes this gun
'Cause I really don't want to hurt no one
But I've gotta ask...
How much can one man take

© Little Tin God Music(ASCAP)/Charley Stefl Music(SESAC)

Song Length
Country - Traditional, Country - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Frustration, Numbness

Similar Artists
Hank Williams, George Strait
1950 - 1959

Lyric Credits Dale Allen/Charley Stefl
Music Credits Dale Allen/Charley Stefl
Producer Credits Dale Allen/Dave Smith
Publisher Credits Little Tin God Music/Charley Stefl Music
Performance Credits Dale Allen
Label Credits Little Tin God Music