I've been travelin' for some time (some time, some time)
With my fishin' pole and my bottle of shine (bottle of shine, bottle of shine)
On these long dark dusty roads (dusty roads, dusty roads)
I'm lookin, there's no where to go
I guess i gotta hide away, far away
Cuz i gotta find a way, to find my way
Cuz i gotta hide away, far away
Cuz i gotta find a way, to find my way-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
I left out from mama's with my thumb in the wind
The leaves on the ground, winter's comin' again
Solid on the surface as I crumble within
But legends are made out of honorable men
So on the brink of death I still manage livin' life
Cause so rarely in this world are these chances givin twice
I indeed sold my soul without glancin' at the price
No instructions when I was handed this device
But with what I did give I was more than generous
Put others over self on several instances
But I'm back on my feet without a hint of bitterness
And one way or another I shall have deliverance
So I say...
Can you recall a time people loved you unconditionally?
Toast in the new south, "this one is for history"
Then i slipped fell and caused the numbers injury
Called the same people and it's, "yo you just missed em' B"
This the former look damnit Bubba you had it
Why'd you have to keep it Polo and New Balance
Then they start to question whether you are true talent
Or just a redneck substance abuse addict
So then you hide away just to try to find your way
And now they're back to callin' you 200 times a day
I want all y'all to know, good or bad, i'll remember it
At 10 million sold in the name of my deliverance...
Nothin could atone for the pain you've endured
The blood you've shed is still stained in your velour
You took your wealth and knowledge and gave it to the poor
Only to discover that your savior is manure
Acceptin' me as kin, put before your younger brotha
They put a lot on us hardly knowin' one another
I honestly can say that over time I've come to love ya
Now we are brothers and together no one can touch us
It haunts me with regret I never met your baby girl
She's an angel on your shoulder helpin us to save the world
This musical marriage is no coincidence
Said my mama to me, baby we shall have deliverance
So we say...