"Bob" as written by and Patterson Hood John Neff....
Bob goes to church every Sunday
Every Sunday that the fish ain't bitin'
Bob never have to have dinner with the Preacher
Cos' Bob never bothered gettin' married

He likes to drink a beer or two every now and again
He always had more dogs than he ever had friends

Bob ain't light in the loafers
He might kneel but he never bends over

Bob takes care of his Momma
She's the only one he lets call him Robert
She don't drive anymore so he takes her to the store
And keeps her yard lookin' just like she wants it

Every week at the beauty shop Bob's Momma hears
That another woman's paid 'nother man disappears

Robert ain't exactly scared o' women
He's just got his own way o' livin'

Bob's still gotta antenna on a pole
2 channels come in 2 more comin' through
He used to watch the news but he don't anymore

Ain't none of it new it's the same as before
He figures all any of it's any good for's
Keepin' everybody bored till there ain't nobody
Like Bob anymore

Bob takes care of his Momma
She's a mess but he feels like he oughtta
A big a mess today as bob will say
"she's a big un and she's gonna be a lotta"

He likes to drink a beer or two every now and again
He always had more dogs than he ever had friends

Bob ain't light in the loafers
He might kneel but he never bends over


Lyrics submitted by knels21, edited by uncre8tv

"Bob" as written by John Michael Cooley

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  • +3
    General CommentI think we all know a Bob.
    Colosimoon February 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBob isn't gay! That's the point...he's just a good ol boy. 'He might kneel but never bends over' and 'ain't light in the loafers'....hellooo means he isn't gay.
    avastexpanseon December 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOde to the good old boys that are just a tick away from normal, but are good people regardless.
    royalfoweyon February 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess even if some folks suspects Bob might be light in the loafers, so what. Minds his own business, fishes, looks after his momma, goes to church. You ain't got to screw women to be a good ol' boy now days. Don't believe the hype, the South is progressing.
    DBT dadon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBOB IS NOT GAY. BOB IS FAT. JESUS, "AIN'T LIGHT IN THE LOAFERS" - HEAVY. "MIGHT KNEEL BUT HE NEVER BENDS OVER" - FAT AND LAZY. ARE YOU KIDDING. YOU are ALL the homophobes.
    Wyontton April 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPlease, Bob is not gay. You guys must be young and naive if you dont know somebody like Bob.
    ruarchitecton August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was at the Cooley solo shows in Birmingham in Dec 2011, and Cooley was very clear that this song has nothing to do with homophobia. Cooley said, "There are two kinds of men in the world: those who know who Bob is, and those who don't, and orientation's got nothing to do with it."
    morphxon January 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong describes my uncle completely. He's not gay. I assume most people with southern family's has a "Bob."

    They want to be left alone for the most part, don't really have friends, are usually the family member who stays and takes care of his mother after his dad dies. He's essentially the guy who forgoes his life to take care of a family member, but that's not a big deal because he didn't want the "typical" life anyway.

    Bob knows he's different, but it's not because he's gay. I think Cooley makes that pretty clear with the news portion:

    "Ain't none of it new it's the same as before
    He figures all any of it's any good for's
    Keepin' everybody bored till there ain't nobody
    Like Bob anymore"
    gilmoreagon December 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy guess is Bob also isn't on Facebook.
    bjohns7778on August 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Kneel" refers to praying. Royalfowey has the right idea.
    goodraton August 16, 2008   Link

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