Perfect World

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 * co-written with Dan Rivers

Always wanted to be somebody
Nascar champ or a movie star
Penthouse livin’ with a private jet
Champagne and caviar

Dreamed of limos and sold out shows
For my adoring fans
Woke up fast to the Good Lord laughin’
At all my perfect plans

God gave me daughters instead of diamonds
Pigtails instead of pearls
A better half who loves a family man
In jeans and a flannel shirt

Don’t have a tux or a million bucks
But I’m crazy about these girls
Ain’t what I planned but on the other hand
Pretty close to a perfect world

Spent my twenties with my head in the clouds
‘Til the day I met her
Didn’t see it comin’ but everything changed
With three little words

Now it’s girl scouts a treehouse and a lemonade stand
Pushin’ kids in shopping carts
Bedtimes stories about lions n’ tigers
And macaroni art

God gave me daughters instead of diamonds
Pigtails instead of pearls
A better half who loves a family man
In jeans and a flannel shirt

Don’t have a tux or a million bucks
But I’m crazy about these girls
Ain’t what I planned but on the other hand
Pretty close to a perfect world

I woulda’ settled for a red Ferrari
With fancy flyin’ doors
Isn’t that funny I was all about money
But now I got so much more


 - May 2020 -                                                                                                                  #351