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Race That Train - My Old Man

i don't care for my old man
he don't care for me
i don't care for none of his friends
and none of them likes me
we don't care for each other much
that's why we're family
o, i don't care for my old man
and he don't care for me

i don't talk to sister june
she don't talk to me
i don't talk to her husband neither
and neither does he to me
we ain't been on talking terms
since nineteen sixty three
no, i don't talk to sister june
and she don't talk to me

i don't mess with my kid brother
he don't mess with me
i picked on him 'til he got big
and started pickin' on me
now we pick on others
and leave each other be
i don't mess with my kid brother
and he don't mess with me

i don't answer mama back
she don't answer me
she don't hear and i don't listen
to whatever she's telling me
she's stone deaf and i'm so stubborn
we get on famously
i don't answer mama back
and she don't answer me

i don't pray to jesus christ
so don't you pray for me
i don't go to church on sunday
'cause he don't visit me
he been dead two thousand years
and i'm still kickin' see
so i don't pray to jesus christ
and don't you pray for me

©1997 Mike West

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