Twenty years ago I watched in awe
as my dad drove up the driveway.
More than proud to have a brand
new family car.
Thirty miles to the gallon, 0 to 60,
I remember putting down the back
seat and lying in the hatchback.
Looking at the sky watching
trees go by.
I was the son of a preacher, and
he was a rich poor man.

No A.C.
No FM,
And no regrets,
in my Chevette.

The winter cracked the highway and
we tried to dodge the potholes.
He never promised us it would be a
gentle ride.
He never had a problem though,
keeping it on the narrow road.

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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    General CommentExplains of how rich this poor man really was and how it was how he lived it that mattered but not what he had.
    Protoon January 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAfter me and my friend were discussing exactly what this song meant aside form the phrase "rich poor man". Then he brought up a really good point. This song could symbolize our walk with God. No AC and no FM saying it's not always gonna be glamorous, and we hav eto give up things of the world, yet we don't regret it. Then dodging the pothole of life, and no prob keeping it on the narrow road. Just something to think about.
    chibiweavon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree: OH YEAH! I'm telling you, people, Proto and chibiweav have got it down.

    Kiwiddon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti used to jam this song when i was younger. i was raised on Audio Adrenaline, DC Talk, and Newsboys.
    jolietjakemcflyon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's poor in the ways of the world but rich in God's love!
    antidisneysequelon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about how the Chirstian walk might not be the most glamorous. there might be some bumps along the way and we see our friends doing stuff that seems cooler (like having AC in their cars) but its on the straight and narrow and thats waht matters.

    dude. i got this CD for my dad when i was like 8. i didnt even know what it was. my mom got it for him and wrote my name on it. little did i know that it would be my first step towards heavy metal for Christ! this and ya know....dctalk....newsboys...tobymac etc
    headbangforjesuson November 21, 2007   Link

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