the best

Back in school at seventeen / there wasn’t much attention there to pay / other kids came walking in / and sat down as the teacher turned our way / Jimmy read the board aloud and stiffened in alarm / asked me if I knew about the test / he could see the answer right there written on my arm / all I ever wanted was the best / Margo was a looker / so I took her up to Fargo for a spell / she was waiting tables / I was working late at some highway hotel / she was always leaving just as I was getting home / I would drink alone I do confess / pretty soon the sofa started feeling like a throne / all I ever wanted was the best / I put my hat down on the road / I inch my toe across the line / out where the tumbleweeds they blow / out where the stars are going to shine / all I ever wanted was the best / one night on the Vegas strip / I sat to play and found a way to win / after that I took a trip / back home to see my childhood friends again / Jimmy saw me coming / and ran up to shake my hand / asked me if I’d really been out west / fifteen years gone by / in Jimmy’s eyes I’m still the man / all I ever wanted was the best / I put my hat down on the road / I inch my toe across the line / out where the tumbleweeds they blow / out where the stars are going to shine / all I ever wanted was the best / all I ever wanted was the best / all I ever wanted was the best.

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