Merle Haggard Better Off When I Was Hungry Lyrics

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That's the only way on earth I have for knowin' how you're doin'
When you left you said you call but you ain't yet
And I think I was better off when I was hungry
And fightin' off the wolfs from our front door
But I wrote this song and it came on strong and left you once too often
Now I think I was better off when I was hungry
[ harmonica ]
My guitar brought us here to Bonmat Texas
And I bought you everything your eyes could see
But the mansion couldn't hold you could nobody's arms to warm you
I guess I gave you everything but me
And I think I was better off...



If We Make It Through December Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If We Make It Through December
  • 2 Love and Honor
  • 3 To Each His Own
  • 4 You're the Only Girl in the Game
  • 5 I'm an Old, Old Man
  • 6 Come on in to My Arms
  • 7 Better Off When I Was Hungry
  • 8 I'll Break Out Again Tonight
  • 9 This Cold War (72)
  • 10 Uncle Lem
  • 11 There's Just One Way
  • Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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