Went off to college
like you’re supposed to do
parked himself on midnight shift
painting red cars blue
but he walked the line (3)

Made it to the altar
with a week to spare
said to his lovely bride
Say "I do’ if you dare"
but he walked the line (3)

Grew up hard but grew up slow
lots to do but nowhere to go

Whiskey’d up and bite him
lay him on the ground
cabbies all knew his name
got him home safe and sound
but he walked the line (3)

His daddy died in Bristol
he barely made it to the phone
said things were pretty tight that fall
he just couldn’t make it home
but he walked the line (3)

never saw if coming, never saw it go
never knew what he had but when it’s gone you know

He’s got a boy of his own now
feels the walls are closing in
wife’s on the back porch
tears stain her wedding ring
but he walked the line (3)


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