Merle Haggard In My Next Life Lyrics

1994 Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 I Am an Island
  • 2 In My Next Life
  • 3 Way Back in the Mountains
  • 4 What's New in New York City
  • 5 Set My Chickens Free
  • 6 Chores
  • 7 Valentine
  • 8 Solid as a Rock
  • 9 Bye, Bye, Travelin' Blues
  • 10 Troubador
  • 11 Ramblin' Fever
  • The Blood Red Sun Beat Down And Baked The Red Clay Ground
    Dust Kicked Up Around His John Deere Wheels
    No Trace Of Rain In Sight A-gain He'll Lose The Fight
    And Have To Watch His Crops Die In The Fields

    They Stood There Both In Tears --- His Wife Of Many Years
    Said John You Know I Hate To Lose Our Farm
    He Looked Into Her Eyes Then Looked Up At The Skies
    And Told Her As He Held Her In His Arms

    In My Next Life I Want To Be Your Hero
    Somethin' Better Than I Turned Out To Be
    I've Lived This Life Behind The Plough And Harrow
    In My Next Life I'll Make You Proud Of Me

    The Muscles In His Arms Just Like His Run Down Farm
    Soon Withered And Slowly Disap-peared
    One Hard Workin' Man --- Two Hard Workin' Hands
    Were Givin' Up After All These Years

    His Aging Eyes Grew Dim And The Lady That Worshipped Him
    Sat Cryin' On A Chair Beside His Bed
    Her Hands Caressed His Brow And She Said It's Alright Now
    And As He Slowly Slipped Away He Said

    In My Next Life I Want To Be Your Hero
    Somethin' Better Than I Turned Out To Be
    I've Lived This Life Behind The Plough And Harrow
    In My Next Life I'll Make You Proud Of Me

    In My Next Life I Want To Be Your Hero
    Somethin' Better Than I Turned Out To Be
    I've Lived This Life Behind The Plough And Harrow
    In My Next Life I'll Make You Proud Of Me

    In My Next Life I'll Make You Proud Of Me

    Written by: Max D. Barnes
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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