Thursday, November 11, 2004

Lyrics to my favorite country song

CHISELED IN STONE

 (as sung by Vern Gosdin)  

You ran cryin' to the bedroom
I ran off to the bar,
Another piece of heaven gone to hell,
The words we spoke in anger
Just tore my world apart,
And I sat there feeling sorry for myself.

Then that old man sat down beside me
And looked me in the eye,
And said "Son, I know what you're going through,
You ought to get down on your knees
and thank your lucky stars That you got someone to go home to."

(Chorus)
You don't know about lonely,
Or how long nights can be,
Till you lived through the story
That's still livin' in me,
And you don't know about sadness
'til you faced life alone,
You don't know about lonely
'til it's chiseled in stone.

So I brought these pretty flowers
Hoping you would understand
Sometimes a man is such a fool,
Those golden words of wisdom
from the heart of that old man,
showed me I ain't nothing without you.

You don't know about lonely,
Or how long nights can be,
Till you lived through the story
that old man just told me,
And you don't know about sadness
'til you faced life alone,
You don't know about lonely
'til it's chiseled in stone.
You don't know about lonely,
'til it's chiseled in stone.

2 comments:

barbpinion said...

Mine too. I love it so much I  recorded it on several of my tapes so I never lose it. *Barb* http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

boodotte said...

This is one of my all-time favs also.  It came out right after I lost Jim.  How I used to wish everyone understood how blessed they were for what they could still reach out to and touch.  I've never listened to this song with a dry eye.  Boo