Seventeen by Mat Kearney

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Seventeen

artistMat Kearney
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I was only seventeen living out a reckless dream, 
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Riding those summer streets to the corner of High and 13
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Me and other city boys running too wild and too bored
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Looking for a grown man's toys out at that corner store
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Well they threw the money to me and somebody's I.D.
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I was in the parking lot scared as hell
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Sending sixteen dollars down a wishing well 
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Two bottles of wine, those red and blue lights
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Took a trip down town for the very first time
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Watching my own life flash before my eyes
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Like I was seventeen

She was from across the tracks with the private school laugh
We were both falling too fast down a river that wouldn't last
It was only one night and our first time
I was in the parking lot scared as hell
Sending sixteen dollars down a wishing well
I held her tight between those yellow lines
Sat there crying about a miscarried life
Watching my own life flash before my eyes
Like I was seventeen
      
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Oh it was a lifetime ago
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I pray for mercy walking on down that road
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I met the woman of my dreams, she said yes to me
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And she said, "Baby I'm late, never this late. I'm feeling a change. We

Should find out either way."
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And I'm grabbing my keys and I'm shutting the front door
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I can hardly breathe driving that familiar road
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And I'm parked between those yellow lines
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Looking down that aisle
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Don't know whether to laugh or whether to cry
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I'm in the parking lot scared as hell
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Sending sixteen dollars down a wishing well
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Two pink lines or maybe just one
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Could be my daughter or it could be my son
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Watching our own lives flash before my eyes
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Like I was seventeen
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Funny how the years switch around the tears that way
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Like I was seventeen

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