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Things To Live By
THINGS TO LIVE BY (Go Like The Dickens)

I was just a kid when I said hey grandpa what makes this world go round
He said you get up in the morning, go like the dickens, until the sun goes down
Be good to yourself, and everyone else and no laziness allowed
Cause at the end of the day you?ll wanna say that you gave more than what you took out

Well I wasn?t so sure so I went to my daddy, said what makes this world go round
He said you get up in the morning, kiss your woman, then you pull your work boots on
Love them kids, go like the dickens and give life all you?ve got
And at the end of the day, you bow your head and thank the good Lord that you?re still around

These are things to live by, things to make you proud
That?s what I remember when I need to put my feet on solid ground

Well that was years ago, grand daddy?s gone, this is a different place and time
And I make my living not by the sweat of my brow, but with my mind
Yet no matter where I go, or what I do, I still hear that sweet voice say
You gotta give it your best, go like the dickens, and yeah son, don?t forget to pray


And it?s men like these that built this land
With their backs, their sweat and with their hands
And if this world is gonna keep spinning ?round
Then what was passed on to us we need to keep passing on down


Copyright 2006 Lynn Case and Russ Case
Contact us at: russ@showcasesongs.com
Short Song Description:
A song about the important things in life that are passed on down to the next generation.
Lyric Credits: Lynn Case / Russ Case
Music Credits: Lynn Case / Russ Case
Producer Credits: Gary Carter (GC Music) Nashville
Performance Credits: Jeff Carson
Song Length: 3:59
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: Country-Traditional
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Boys, Men
Subject Matter 2: Father
Mood 1: Content
Mood 2: Peaceful
Similar Artist 1: Diamond Rio
Similar Artist 2: Tim Mcgraw
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later