I've Been Down That Road Before (Williams Hank)

Now friends if you'll just listen to me You'll get some good hard earned advice I don't aim to meddle in your business Just trying to save ya an awful price You see these teeth that I ain't got And these knots on my bald head I'll guaranty you boys I didn't get um' There a lying home in bed Now take the smart-aleck in any town Of him folks want no part He acts like his head was only Made to hold his ears apart Now he might not like what I'm bout to say and my words Might make him sore But I'm just trying to be helpful Cause I been down that road before To bully folks and play mean tricks Was once my pride and joy Till one day I was toted home And mama didn't know her little boy My head was swelled up so doggone big I couldn't get it through my front door Now I ain't talking just ta hear myself I been down that road before A little fella about my size Got tired of being pushed about So he went to work and when he got through He'd knocked everyone of my teeth out One time to many I rubbed him wrong And he even'd up the score Now that's what happens when you Get too big for your britches I been down that road before Now when you get to thinking your really smart There's somebody smarter then you And no matter how much you boast and brag You can still learn a thing or two Go get you some treatments just like I've had And you wont hanker for more I've really learned the meaning of living and loving Cause I've been down that road before Now the man that walks this rocky road Usually gets just what he deserves But he's just a helpless servant to A master that he servers Now I've learned to slow my temper down And not to pick no scraps no more Boys its a lot easier on the head and the eyes Cause I've been down that road before.