Very Late #SLS 6/14/20 – You Don’t Know JAck

I apologize for posting this entry for #SLS for 6/14/20, for which Jim provided the prompts of JACK/JOHN on Wednesday 6/17/20, however I have been wanting to write this post but I just did not have a chance to do so until now, for the reason why you can visit my post Very Late #SoCS 6/13/20.

So for this week’s post I have chosen a song that reflects the notion that everyone begging for change in downtown San Antonio or downtown anywhere USA or the world are simply bums or low lifes that refuse to get a job and are simply looking for a hand out. You and I do not know the situation that put that person where they are at. I know at one point my mother was living in her car and not because of any particular thing, it was a whole lot of things that put her in that situation.

I am extremely blessed that I have not ever hit such a horrible rock bottom abd lost my home, my family, – I have lost jobs – that I have been on that end of having to beg for money on the street. “THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I“.

This proverb is an expression of humility; in using it, a speaker acknowledges that outside factors (such as God’s grace, or one’s upbringing) have played a role in one’s success in life. The adverbial phrase is often set off with commas: “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

So, for this weeks selection I give you one of my favorite Luke BRyan songs, You Don’t Know Jack”.

Lyrics

He asked me for a dollar, I said “Go get a job”
I turned up my collar and started walkin’ off
He said “I don’t blame you, I know what you think
I’d just spend your money, to buy another drink”

But you don’t know Jack
Double shot, eighty proof, on the rocks
Until you’ve lost it all
And you can’t go back
To your life, and your kids, and your ex-wife
With just a telephone call
If you think it’s just a bottle
In an old brown paper sack
You don’t know Jack

He showed me a picture, of two little girls
Wearin’ Easter dresses, hair done up in curls
He said “God bless their mamma
She said I couldn’t stay
And buddy if you’re wonderin’
How could I throw it all away

“You don’t know Jack
Double shot, eighty proof, on the rocks
Until you’ve lost it all
And you can’t go back
To your life, and your kids, and your ex-wife
With just a telephone call
If you think it’s just a bottle
In an old brown paper sack
You don’t know Jack

If you never felt the fire
Running through your veins
If you’ve never seen the devil
Face to face

You don’t know Jack
Double shot, eighty proof, on the rocks
Until you’ve lost it all
So brother just be glad, and tonight
Hold your kids, kiss your wife
And when you talk to God
Count up all your blessings
And thank the good Lord that
You don’t know Jack


You don’t know JackSource: LyricFind

Songwriters: Erin Enderlin / Shane Lamar Mcanally

You Don’t Know Jack lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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