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Old 06-14-2024, 12:51 PM
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Default New original: "Ain't Gonna Be Today"

Inspired by having a homeless man (and his son) spend the night at the barn where we our cowboy church meets every Sunday, and also seeing a homeless woman the next day at an Open Mic in downtown Dallas. I didn't have any details to work with, except that I knew the man's wife had died of cancer several years ago. I replaced the original third verse with a bridge, with the help of a great line from my wife.



"Ain't Gonna Be Today" (David Pennybaker, Sara Pennybaker)

I see you walk on by / Canít look me in the eye
Only see dirty clothes and greasy hair
Probíly wonderiní to yourself / Why donít I get some help
I suppose that questionís fair

Never asked to be this way / Just gettiní by day to day
I just need some time
Never thought Iíd wind up like this / Canít do nothiní but reminisce
One day Iíll be fine
But it ainít gonna be today


I hit that bottle hard / When the doc said she was gone
My whole world just disappeared
Thereís things you canít see / Iím hanginí on to sobriety
Ainít had a drink in nearly seven years

Never asked to be this way / Just gettiní by day to day
I just need some time
Never thought Iíd wind up like this / Canít do nothiní but reminisce
One day Iíll be fine
But it ainít gonna be today


I could I say I wanna be / Free of her memory
But it's what keeps me alive

Never asked to be this way / Just gettiní by day to day
I just need some time
Never thought Iíd wind up like this / Canít do nothiní but reminisce
One day Iíll be fine
But it ainít gonna be today

No, it ain't gonna be today
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