"Tough" as written by and Monty Criswell Joe Leathers....
She's in the kitchen at the crack of dawn
Bacon's on, coffee's strong
Kids running wild, taking off their clothes
If she's a nervous wreck, well, it never shows
Takes one to football and one to dance
Hits the Y for aerobics class
Drops by the bank, stops at the store
Has on a smile when I walk through the door
The last to go to bed; she'll be the first one up
And I thought I was tough

She's strong, pushes on; can't slow her down
She can take anything life dishes out
There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

We sat there five years ago
The doctors let us know; the test showed
She'd have to fight to live; I broke down and cried
She held me and said it's gonna be alright
She wore that wig to church
Pink ribbon pinned there on her shirt
No room for fear, full of faith
Hands held high singing Amazing Grace
Never once complained, refusing to give up
And I thought I was tough

She's strong, pushes on; can't slow her down
She can take anything life dishes out
There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

She's a gentle word, the sweetest kiss
A velvet touch against my skin
I've seen her cry, I've seen her break
But in my eyes she'll always be strong

There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough


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"Tough" as written by Monty Russ Criswell Joe Leathers

Lyrics © Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, MIKE CURB MUSIC

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. The first time I heard it, I cried.
    It's about a man praising his significant other for the work that she does for him and the rest of their family. She's like a superwoman...
    Now that I think about it, this song can also be about his mother or the woman who raised him.
    Anyway, even when she gets sick, she's still strong and possibly even stronger!

    I love the lines: There was a time/ back before she was mine; when I thought I was tough.
    It just goes to show no matter how much muscle you have or how healthy you are, you can still be weaker than someone who is sick.

    Last thing, I think this song is a good parallel between men and women. People think that women are infereior and weaker than men, but this song proves just the opposite.

    **Damn those sweet memories**

    Recommended song: Bucky Covington's "I'll Walk"
    knieretson April 07, 2009   Link

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