What The Sticker Says

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 * co-written with Jesse Slack *

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure
I was 17 and I shoulda’ known better
When I sold the watch that my dad gave to me

He was mad as hell when I told him I hocked it
Said your grandpa saved up for years, he got it
For 85 bucks back in ‘43

I was tore up with regret
He sat me down cracked a beer and said

It’s worth more to me than the price he paid
Ain’t for sale, no cash or trade
And the memory it won’t ever fade away it’s priceless

Gotta’ make a couple mistakes to learn
There’s a whole lot more to what somethin’s worth
And the value of the things you can’t replace
Ain’t always what the sticker says

Different town, different state
Hit up a pawn shop the other day
Wouldn’t you know what I saw beneath that glass

Knew that face, that leather band
Same initials on the back
Offered double what he asked

He said son just gimme’ half
But I learned from my old man

It’s worth more to me than the price he paid
Ain’t for sale, no cash or trade
And the memory it won’t ever fade away it’s priceless

Gotta’ make a couple mistakes to learn
There’s a whole lot more to what somethin’s worth
And the value of the things you can’t replace
Ain’t always what the sticker says

I wore my grandpa’s watch the day my daddy passed away
Then I took it off gave it to my son and I said


 - March 2020 -                                                                                                                                #328