"You Had To Be There" as written by Casey Beathard and Kenneth Wright....
She said her name was a hand me down name
From the side of a family that long ago came
Over here on a boat from somewhere in Spain
Sounded to me just a little bit strange, I guess.
But I have to admit, it felt good on my lips.

She tipped the D.J. to play her favorite song
A Spanish little number that was a rockin' on strong
She grabbed me by the sleeve and said lets go and get it on
By the second chorus I was singing right along with it
I don't know what it meant, but it felt good on my lips.

Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy
You can go crazy too
Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy
I wanna go crazy with you

Everybody sayin' whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips

She ordered us a drink
It was a purple kind of pink
She said it's got a shot of a little bit of everything
Little yellow umbrella for a fella like me
It was just a bit mellow for me to be seen with
But I took a sip
Yeah it felt good on my lips

Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy
You can go crazy too
Oh oh oh I wanna go crazy
I wanna go crazy with you

Everybody sayin' whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips

When the lights came on and they hollered last call
I was busy getting lost in her cherry lip gloss
In a little corner booth how do I know talk
She leaned in close and gave me one long and wet
A goodnight goodbye kiss
And it felt good on my lips

Whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips
Whoa how sweet it is
Whoa yeah it felt good on my lips


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"You Had to Be There" as written by Casey Beathard, Kenneth Wright

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    General CommentThis song is about a 21 year old boy who grew up with only his mother and is now in jail and his father for the first time comes to see him. His father tells him that he's sorry that he hates him the way he does and the boy tells him this isn't about you this is about my mother who had to deal with raising a child by herself as a teenager and a "kid who might have stood a whole lot better shot at life" if only he had been there for him and taught him how to fish and throw a ball but instead he was out learning how to smoke because his mother prayers weren't enough to keep him from doing wrong. His mom had to work all the time in order to support the two of them so she wasn't there to stop him and he tells him that if he had been there to whoop him once or twice he would have understood the difference between right and wrong. The boy pretty much tells him its too late to come in and save the day because he has already done something really bad and he is in jail for it.
    faithtim4fanaticon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyou had to be there is a song about a boy who discovers his dad in prison and its his first time to meet his dad and they talk about how the dad made a big impact on the boys life so because the dad wasn't there for the boy he couldn't be a normal kid
    codywillis14on June 10, 2014   Link

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