"Was I Right Or Wrong" as written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Robert Rossington....
Like a restless leaf in the autumn breeze,
Once, I was a tumbleweed
Like a rolling stone, cold and all alone,
Livin' for the day my dream would come

Never cared for school or any golden rules
Papa used to always say I was a useless fool
So I left my home to show 'em they was wrong
And headed out on the road, singin' my songs

Then one sunny day, the man, he looked my way
And everything that I dreamed of, it was real
Money, girls, and cars and big long cigars
And I caught the first plane home so Papa would see

When I went home to show 'em they was wrong
All that I found was two tombstones
Somebody tell me, please, was I right or wrong?
Lord, it's such a sad song

At first I got lost, then I got found
But the ones that I loved were in the ground
Papa, I only wish you could see me now
Take a listen Papa, I learned how to play my guitar, superstar
Play one for momma now

If there's any way that you can hear what I say
Papa, I never meant to do you wrong
All the money, girls, and cars,
And all the world's long cigars,
Papa, I just want you to know,
They couldn't take your place

When I went home to show 'em they was wrong,
All that I found was two tombstones
Somebody tell me please, was I right or wrong?
Lord, it's such a sad song
At first I got lost, then I got found
But the ones that I loved were in the ground
Somebody tell me, please, was I right or wrong?


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"Was I Right or Wrong" as written by Ronnie Van Zant Gary Robert Rossington

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    General Commentthis is a great song about growing up and bein a rock and roll star. definitly an underrated jam. its one of my favorite skynyrd songs
    supermarleyfan1on May 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, its unreal that only one other person has left a comment for this song! This song is obviously about the road to becoming a rock star, and leaving behind all the nah sayers, and in this case, their parents being amungst them. They hit it big and in hopes to make their parents proud they fly back home, hoping to surprise and impress, but come home to tombstones, And they want to know if they were right or wrong in leaving their parents behind, to find success.
    melielli1on January 04, 2008   Link

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