"Son Of A Poor Man" as written by and Gary / Richrath....
Hometown lady, leavin' for the city
Bags in hand, she's boardin' the train
Her last look through the window, I saw her eyes were as red as mine
I waved goodbye but I can't believe she's leaving.

But a woman can't be high-class
In a lonely farmer's town
And the son of a poor man
Ain't gonna turn your head around
But if you ever get lonely
Just pick up the telephone
And the son of a poor man will bring you home.

Maybe soon I'll see her on some television show
Painted lips and fingers singing for the world
A fashion plate for sure dancin' for your plastic world
Call me up if you can but if not well I'll understand

But a woman can't be high-class
In a lonely farmer's town
And the son of a poor man
Ain't gonna turn your head around
But if you ever get lonely
Just pick up the telephone
And the son of a poor man will bring you home.


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"Son of a Poor Man" as written by Gary Richrath

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    General CommentI love this song. It is quite obvious what it's about.
    It's a story about a guy that is in love with a girl, and she loves him too. I don't believe they have every expressed these feelings, I think it's more of a "you don't know what you got til it's gone (or leaving)" type love. They've always been close but never together. She is leaving to try and follow her dream of being a big star, and she can't do that 'in a lonely farmers town.' He lets her go because he doesn't believe he is good enough for her and he believes that she deserves more.
    'But if you ever get lonely, Just pick up the telephone, And the son of a poor man will bring you home.' He will always be there, waiting for her to come back to him, if she ever realizes that she loves him more than her dream.
    taylor235on June 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta lady friend is leaving his small town, and he knows that when she goes to the big city everyone treats you based on who you are and how much money you have, where as back home she can be treated like everyone else. people who are poor tend to be a little more down to earth.
    Switchy7555on April 03, 2007   Link

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