Jason Meadows – 18 Video Tapes tab

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Intro: D G D A / D G A D

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One day little Billy said “momma, where’s my dad?”
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fighting back the tears she said “I knew one day you’d ask”
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She walked him down the hallway, to a closet with a safe
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Said “I think you’ll find the answer right here, in these 18 video tapes”

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See the doctors told him he’d be gone before you were born
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And it broke his heart to know he’d never hold you in his arms
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Determined not to let you grow up learning from mistakes
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He put everything he thought you’d need to know, on 18 video tapes

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Like here’s the way you hold a bat, 
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Be sure to keep that shoulder back
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And when you cast that rod and reel, 
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Well use your wrist its in the field, 
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Or when you learn to ride your bike
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I’ll tell you now that you won’t like those training wheels
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But your momma will

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That day on his momma showed him one of them a year
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Sometimes it was almost like his dad was really there
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Sometimes he laughed, sometimes he cried
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But he always walked away
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Having learned another lesson from his dad, in those 18 video tapes

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Like when you shave don’t get too close
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Lose the hair but leave the nose 
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And when your momma gives you my old truck
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Don’t drive too fast or ride the clutch
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Don’t listen to your buddies son
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when the conversation comes to the birds and bees
Just go to tape 18

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Well I just need to tell you one more thing before I go
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It wont be long you’ll have a little baby of your own
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Be there for him every day, no matter what it takes
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Even you have to put your love on 18 video tapes

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