where i’m from lyrics – jason michael carroll

“where i’m from”

on a 3 hour flight from memphis to la
i was silently celebrating my first cl*ss upgrade
laughing at my jeans and my boots beside those high dollar shoes and armani suits
when the gentleman next to me said the drinks up here are free
so if you’d like the first one can be on me
he said i’m heading back from business, in new york and rome
tell me son where do you call home

i said i’m from the front pew of a wooden white church
a courthouse clock that still dont work
where a mans word means everything
where moms and dads were high school flames and
gave their children grandmothers maiden name
yes, it may not sound like much
but its where i’m from

so we drank that round and then another
there wasnt a topic in this world we did not cover
he said i headed out west when i was barely 19
just a kid chasing my dreams
and i said i’m flying out here to pick up my big brother
he’s been fighting the cancer they discovered
but he called last night and said i think this is the end
so come take me home to my family and my friends

where the quarterback dates the homecoming queen
the trucks a ford and the tractor’s green
and amazing grace is what we sing
where theres a county fair every fall
and your friends are there no matter when you call
it may not sound like much but its where i’m from

and as we stood to claim the bags we checked
he said ill pray for your brother and did i mention that
italian suits havent always been my style
see i was the quarter back of my high school team
we took state back in 63 and my wife well she is still my homecoming queen

cuz i’m from the front pew of a wooden white church
a courthouse clock that still dont work
where a mans word means everything
where moms and dads were high school flames
gave their children grandmothers maiden name
yes, it may not sound like much
i said it may not sound like much
but its where i’m from
amazing grace
it’s where i’m from
how sweet the sound
its where i’m from
amazing grace, how sweet the sound, amazing grace.

/ jason michael carroll lyrics