Starting With Me




Starting With Me

Of all the things I would love to change about the world, I have learned that the only one I can really change is me (even though I forget it sometimes), and
I am probably the one who needs it the most. If I don't BEGIN with me, then I can't help anyone else who is already IN PROGRESS. If I don't work on the problems in me first, then I will only worsen the problems in other people's life. Just like my boss's sign at work "If things get any worse, I am going to have to ask you to QUIT HELPING."

"Starting with Me"
Lyrics by Jake Owen
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I had a one night stand with my best friends baby sister
And to this day he still won't speak to me
I pawned my grandpa’s old guitar in collage
For a case of beer and a tank of gasoline
I took a swing at my old man one Christmas
I never dreamed that it would be his last
I wish mom had rung my neck
When she caught me with those cigarettes
Which reminds me, I’m down to my last pack

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didn’t make no sense at all
I’d be living a little higher on the hog
If only I’d have known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
I’d have changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me

I called my brother everything I could think of
The night he wouldn’t bail me out of jail
I lost a job most folks ‘round here would die for
By laying out all night and raising hell
And I let a woman that I love slip through my fingers
Chalk another dumb move up to my foolish pride
I wasn't there standin’ by the bed
When the preacher bowed his head
With the family, the day my grandma died

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didn’t make no sense at all
I’d be living a little higher on the hog
If only I'd have known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
I’d have changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me

If only I’d have known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
Whoa, I’d have changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me
Startin’ with me

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