oil man’s war lyrics – kathleen edwards

bobby wished he was from the past
he said those cars they used to drive were the best
and i know that i’m a simple man
even my dreams i deserve to have

annabel had plans of her own
she says “there’s no way in h*ll i’m going home”
‘cause mamma says she always knows best
well, god love her, her life is a mess

i won’t change my mind
keep your hand on my thigh tonight
when we get up north
we’ll buy us a store
i won’t fight in an oil man’s war

bobby bought a brand new suit
from his neighbor bought round toe shoes
stuffed the money down in his socks
on his way he bought a wrist corsage

but annie was scared to death
she’d never once in her life laid with a man
and she knew it was his only chance
she bought a white dress second hand

i won’t change my mind
keep your hand on my thigh tonight
when we get up north
we’ll buy us a store
i won’t fight in an oil man’s war

and you can’t say it’s just a matter of pride
i’ve been living here since i was a child
now i’m just a simple man
even my dreams i deserve to have

i won’t change my mind
keep your hand on my thigh tonight
when we get up north
we’ll buy us a store
live upstairs after the kids are born

and i’m not gonna die
so keep your hand on my thigh tonight
’cause when we get up north we’ll buy us a store
i won’t fight in an oil man’s war
i won’t fight in an oil man’s war

/ kathleen edwards lyrics