One On The Chin (George’s Song)
I had my legs beneath me before I could crawl.
And I still wonder at the beauty of it all -
that I’m still standing in the face of every blow.
We tried eye to eye. We went toe to toe.
I roll with the punches. They come in bunches.
How much more can one man pay? I took one on the chin today.
Blood on canvas was the medium I used.
You’re going to go to sleep tonight if you try to light my fuse.
I have a lion’s heart, an iron jaw and will.
And a left hook that will stand you up and if you’re standing still,
Matches I have lost and fights that I have won,
these are love I give to you my son, my son, my son.
I live to fight another foe but now my fists are bare.
Sometimes I feel like I’m just swinging at the air.
My life’s been paradise. It’s been a living hell.
But I’m still on my feet and I answer every bell.
And I go the distance even though the journey’s hard,
whether I’m the main event or on the undercard.
© Audsongs 2014