C G D You want to grow up to paint houses like me, a trailer in C G my yard till you're 23 C G D You want to be old after 42 years, keep dropping the hammer C G and grinding the gears D C G D C Well, I used to go out in a Mustang, a 302 Mach One in G green D C G D Me and your Mama made you in the back and I sold it to buy C G her a ring C G C And I learned not to say much of nothing and I figured you G already know C Em D but in case you don't or maybe forgot, I'll lay it out real C nice and slow C G C Don't call what your wearing an outfit. Don't ever say your G car is broke C Em D Don't worry about losing your accent, a Southern Man tells C better jokes C G C Have fun but stay clear of the needle. Call home on your G sister's birthday C Em Don't tell them you're bigger than Jesus, don't give it Am G Em away D C G D C G Six months in a St. Florian foundry, they call it Industrial Park. D C G D C G Then hospital maintenance and Tech School, just to memorize Frigidaire parts. C G C G But I got to missing your Mama and I got to missing you too. C Em D C So I went back to painting for my old man and I guess that's what I'll always do C G C G So don't try to change who you are boy, and don't try to be who you ain't. C Em D C And don't let me catch you in Kendale with a bucket of wealthy-man's paint. C G C G Don't call what your wearing an outfit. Don't ever say your car is broke. C Em D D G Don't sing with a fake British accent. Don't act like your family's a joke. C G C G Have fun, but stay clear of the needle, call home on your sister's birthday. G Em Am G Em Don't tell them you're bigger than Jesus, Don't give it away. Em Am G Em Don't give it away.