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Once I was seven years old,
my mama told me,
"Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely."
Once I was seven years old.
It was a big, big world but we thought we were bigger.
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker.
By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor.
Never rich, so we were out to make that steady figure.
Once I was eleven years old,
my daddy told me,
"Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely."
Once I was eleven years old.
I always had that dream like my daddy before me,
so I started writing songs, I started writing stories.
Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me,
'cause only those I really love will ever really know me.
Once I was twenty years old,
my story got told,
before the morning sun, when life was lonely.
Once I was twenty years old.