be careful of stones that you throw lyrics – hank williams jr.

a tongue can accuse and carry bad news
the seeds of distrust it will sow
but unless you’ve made no mistakes in your life
be careful of stones that you throw

a neighbor was p*ssing my garden
one time, she stopped and i knew right away
that it was gossip not flowers she had on her mind
and this is what i heard my neighbor say

“that bad girl down the street should be run from our midst
she drinks and she talks quite a lot
she knows not to speak to me or my child”
my neighbor then smiled and i thought

a tongue can accuse and carry bad news
the seeds of distrust it will sow
but unless you’ve made no mistakes in your life
be careful of stones that you throw

a car speeded by and the screaming of brakes
a sound that made my blood chill
for my neighbor’s one child had been pulled from the path
and saved by a girl lying still

the child was unhurt and my neighbor cried out
“oh who was that brave girl so sweet?”
i covered the crushed broken body and sad
the bad girl who lived down the street

a tongue can accuse and carry bad news
the seeds of distrust it will sow
but unless you’ve made no mistakes in your life
be careful of stones that you throw

/ hank williams jr lyrics