Jonathan East - Hangin' By a Thread Lyrics
I walked alone on some old highway
Tryiní hard to bum a ride
When a grey haired man, pulled up beside me
Grinned at me, as I climbed inside
He said son, where are you going
Now wonít you tell me, just where youíre from
I said Iím broke and awful lonely
And I feel I canít go on.
Iíve been down below rock bottom
Iíve been tossed out and left for dead
Iíve had my share of stormy weather
Now Iím beat down and hanginí by a thread.
He just smiled and said thatís nothing
You ought to see the shape Iím in
I was born in a depression
I had no shoes, Ďtil I was ten
I fought a war when I turned twenty
I left two kids and a worried wife
Lost a friend two days from leaviní
And I still owe that boy my life.
Iíve got scars from years of living
An aching back from debts I paid
So donít tell me about your troubles
Seems to me, youíve got it made
Well, he dropped me off, this side of Knoxville
As he put out his cigarette
He shook my hand, slipped me a twenty
Left me with something, I wonít soon forget.
Yeah, Iím beat down and hanginí by a thread.
[Thanks to Johnathan East for lyrics]