James Hoppe

James Hoppe

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Country - Contemporary | Orange County, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,310   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

This is a cycle of life song about how a father's simple advice about life is passed on to his son.

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Lyrics

You Get What You Give

Lyrics By: James Hoppe
Copyright 2013


Verse

I thank my father every day
For all the wisdom that he gave
Like the time I struck out five times
Before the game was done

I wanted to quit right then
He said a quitter never wins
And a winner never quits
Do you follow me son

Pre-Chorus

Now looking back I realize that he was talking about life
I learned so many truths from him, but there's one, that I live by

Chorus

You get what you give
And nothin' more
You get what you give
By the grace of the Lord

Verse

I have three boys and now it's my turn
To pass on all the lessons I've learned
Like when my oldest made fun
Of a buck-tooth kid named Luke

I said never look down on someone
Unless you're helping them up son
Cause if you look down on others
You won't ever be looked up to


Pre-Chorus

One day I pray that he will say, "my Dad was talkin' about life"
I'll teach him so many things, but there's one, I hope he'll live by


Chorus

You get what you give
And nothin' more
You get what you give
By the grace of the Lord


Bridge

Now my father's laying here
He's been given less than a year
It can steal his life, but not the strength in his soul


He said son....

You never know when your words to someone
May be your last final ones
So just remember something now, before I go

Chorus

You get what you give
And nothin' more
You get what you give
By the grace of the Lord

You get what you give
And nothin' more
You get what you give
By the grace of the Lord

You get what you give

Song Length
4:05
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Classical - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Glad, Joyful

Subject Matter
Pride, Encouragement

Similar Artists
Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits James Hoppe
Music Credits JAmes Hoppe
Producer Credits James Hoppe
Publisher Credits Three Lil Monkeys Music
Performance Credits Justin Spears and Galen Breen