Well I bit on my lip, and I kicked at my toes 
No, I don't need your lecture cause your lecture won't show 
That you told me so I told you so 
But I would have managed, I would have been fine 
I'd do it myself and I'd do it just my way, 
I'm a big man for thinking just so. 
But somebody told me that your mother was born 
Oh a wandering woman with a spirit so sworn of the riverside 
And it never surprised me but it meant that my love was immobilized 
Well, it meant that my love was immobilized  
Cause when it comes, it comes when it does. 
But you came in the middle and you fell in my hands 
Oh a, wonderful woman and an average man. 
See that makes me the lucky man 
I won't be deserving, but I won't be denied 
See, I fell in this position, I will still teach my kids pride 
Because failure's a part of it all 
And if failure don't hurt then failure don't work at all 
But somebody told me, our nephew was born 
Oh, a beautiful baby, so smart and so sure of his little self 
And in a wonderful way he was making me feel so small 
Was making me feel so small, 
Was making me feel so small. 
And I don't think I've felt this before. 
In all the reasons to come, well they override my body and, 
I point to the sun, cause where it's warm is where the wilderness grows 
And it grows, and it grows 'till it all becomes nothing  
And nothing is left as you know. 
(We walked it for a thousand years, with broken eyes and salted ears 
Complaining 'bout the weather like we ever had a choice. 
Through all the noise and self abuse, you waited for your fill of truth 
Oh I'm terrified I'll achieve nothing at all.)