flying silver eagle lyrics – jamey johnson

standing at that p*wn shop counter
trying on the wedding rings
she said she needed silver
’cause gold just turns her green
i counted out the twenties
and i laid the money down
and we went straight to the davidson courthouse
after three long years together
she found a banker man
she said she was thinking ’bout her future
and gave me back that silver band
i had it melted down
so i could wear in on a chain
now it’s a flying silver eagle that used to be a ring

(chorus)
i’d rather have this silver eagle
than all that rich man’s gold
it’s my one reminder of
a women turning cold
her love lies in his money
and mines in a pair of wings
on a flying silver eagle that used to be a ring

i couldn’t put the past behind me
so i put it in a song
that’s how i tell the story
how that women did me wrong
now i tour across the country
riding high on the wings
of a flying silver eagle that used to be a ring

(repeat chorus)

i met a homeless man on broadway
he was holding out his hand
he asked me for a dollar
said he was once a banker man
’til that lady took his money
i said man i feel your pain
you might could use this silver eagle
you know it used to be a ring

/ jamey johnson lyrics