Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Plays:

16

Song Description

A young man learns many life lessons from his father and then passes them down to his own son later in life.

Story Behind the Song

A young man learns many life lessons from his father and then passes them down to his own son later in life.

Lyrics

I did my homework every night
I been to college once or twice
Still, I ain't the sharpest knife
in the kitchen drawer

Every time I went astray
I always heard my daddy say:
"Boy, you cain't forget the work
that you were put here for...?
Wiser men than me should preach
Still, I got something I can teach
These are things that I've found
I'm just passing them on down...

There's a kinder word to say
A better way to pray
I Reckon
There's hope in every smile
Love in every child
I Reckon
The higher up you climb
The bigger hills you find
I Reckon
This is what my daddy said
I Reckon

I got a job and I bought a truck
I found a girl who shook me up
We turned those bricks
into a loving home
Bills come, babies cry
We make up after every fight
My dad says "Life ain't like a TV show"?
P/C and Chorus





We got a boy - he's twenty-three
He finally opened up to me
He told me, "Dad, I need a word or two."

'I had faith, but I turned it in
'It's hard to be in my own skin
'I lie awake and wonder what to do"

I Reckon - I Reckon
The higher up you climb
The bigger hills you find
I Reckon
This is what my daddy said
I Reckon
It's what my daddy said
I Reckon

Song Length
4:11
Genres
Country - Americana, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Moods
Blissful, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Son, Boys, Men

Similar Artist
Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, George Strait
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith (BMI), mixed by Jeff Silverman Palette Studio MSP
Publisher Credits Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy