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R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi: • Listen

In My Younger Days

(R.X. Bertoldi & Son)
December 7, 2015
R.X. Bertoldi

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS

 

I drove a truck from Austin Texas

To Memphis Tennessee

But all my demons chose

To ride along with me

So I was tempted by the gamblin’

I was tempted by the booze

I was tempted by the women

In their high heel shoes

 

CHORUS

I was lost on my own

And I stumbled through the haze

With my head hung down

I was trouble bound

All those years ago

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS

 

I got a job near the center of town

Sellin’ used cars down the block

I had a scrape with the boss one day

He told me “Hey, Bob. You can take a walk”

So I moved out west to Las Vegas 

Where I drove a cab each night

I took folks to the bars and the ranches

By the glow of a red light

 

CHORUS

I was lost on my own

And I stumbled through the haze

With my head hung down

I was trouble bound

All those years ago

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS

 

Now everything came to a head one night

Beneath the MGM Grand

I was read my rights and arrested 

In the place where I did stand

Yeah somethin’ ‘bout a bag o’ cash they found

In the back seat of my cab

I guess somebody had to take the fall

Someone had to pay the tab

 

CHORUS

 

I was lost on my own

And I stumbled through the haze

Nothin’ was clear 

In the rear view mirror

All those years ago

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS

 

BRIDGE

 

Well I learned hindsight is perfect

And that crime never pays

Only wish I’d made better choices

All those years ago

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS

 

Now I’m livin’ in Austin Texas

With a wife and kids of my own

I know I nearly traded my youth away

For an early tombstone

But as I drive down highway thirty-five

I got blue skies overhead

But when I glance into that rear view 

A thought runs through my head

 

CHORUS

 

I was lost on my own

And I stumbled through the haze

Nothin’ was clear 

In the rear view mirror

Nothin’ was clear 

No, nothin’ was clear 

In the rear view mirror

In the rear view mirror

All those years ago

IN MY YOUNGER DAYS