Hand Me Down Life.

"Hand Me Down Life" from the Last Words CD written & performed by the Pea Pickin' Hearts, © 2015. Recorded at Sound Biscuit Productions.

words & music by  Rachel Gibson & Jon Ives, © 2015
acoustic guitar:  Taylor 815 CE played by Jon Ives
produced by:  Jon Ives & Dave Maggard
recorded at:  Sound Biscuit Productions (Sevierville, TN)

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Last Words by the Pea Pickin' Hearts was recorded at Sound Biscuit Productions!LYRICS:
Always second in line for a father’s love
Always first in line for a mother’s don’ts
He never wanted a life of his own
A hand me down life, an era bygone
Silk flowers in the front yard, a welcome mat to greet
Basket by the front door, tiny shoes for absent feet
A night light in the hall, rose soap & bubble bath
A rusty old shaver & fringe around the mat

Lived in, weary, worn & wise
Of What does a life comprise?
Tied down by stories & lives
Not lived, only compromised
Up from the past will he rise?
Or will he live a hand me down life?

Rooster holds the cookies, a pocket knife for cheese
Mom’s old china pattern, a coffee can for keys
China for his coffee, a Mason Jar for tea
Dad’s old turkey carver, Mom’s best recipes
A colonial couch, a giant floral rug
A lazy recliner, Nascar poster above
A sea of pink carpet, a big screen TV
Steer horns on the mantle, a ragged doll beneath

Lived in, weary, worn & wise
Of What does a life comprise?
Tied down by stories & lives
Not lived, only compromised
Up from the past will he rise?
Or will he live a hand me down life?

Carved four post bed, quilt for the spread
Pillow just for one, old clock by the head
Shot gun by the dresser, doilies in the drawer
Gold leaf on the mirror, boots from the last World War
Always second in line for a father’s love
Always first in line for a mother’s don’ts
He never wanted a life of his own
A hand me down life, an era bygone

Lived in, weary, worn & wise
Of What does a life comprise?
Tied down by stories & lives
Not lived, only compromised
Up from the past will he rise?
Or will he live a hand me down life?

Up from the past will he rise?
Or will he live a hand me down life?

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