Monthly Archives: October 2012

Love. My. Life.

The Good Stuff 
Well me and my lady had our first big fight
so I drove around till I saw the neon light
at a corner bar just seemed right so I pulled up
not a soul around but the old bar keep
down at the end and looking half asleep
but he walked up and said what’ll it be
I said the good stuff
he didnt reach around for the whiskey
he didnt pour me a beer
his blue eyes kinda went misty
he said you cant find that here

It’s the first long kiss on the second date
and mama’s all worried when you get home late
and droppin’ the ring in the spagetti plate
cuz your hands are shakin’ so much
and its the way that she looks with the rice in her hair
eatin’ burnt suppers the whole first year
and askin for seconds to keep her from tearin’ up
yeah man thats the good stuff

He grabbed a carton a milk and he poured a glass
I smiled and said ill have some a that
we sat there and talked as an hour passed like old friends
saw a black and white picture and it caught my stare
it was a pretty girl with bouffant hair
he said thats my bonnie taken bout a year after we wed
He said I spent five years in the bar
when the cancer took her from me and
I’ve been sober three years now
and the one thing stronger than the whiskey

was the sight of her holdin my baby girl
the way she adored that string a pearls
I gave her the day that our youngest boy Earl
married his high school love
and it’s a new t-shirt sayin’ “I’m a grandpa”
and being right there as the time got small
and holdin’ her hand when the good lord called her up

yeah man thats the good stuff
it’s the good stuff.

when you get home she’ll start to cry
when she says sorry say so am i and look
into those eyes so deep in love and drink it up

Yeah man that’s the good stuff