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Coward Of The County (Bushroot)

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A classic by Kenny Rogers, lyrics changed to fit Bushroot.

Everyone considered him the coward of the county.
He'd never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
His mama named him Reggie, the folks just called him Bushy,
But something always told me they were reading Reggie wrong.

He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
I looked after Reggie cause he was my brother's son. (sounds odd, I know, but I can't think of a line that works better)
I still recall the final words my brother said to Reggie:
Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun.

Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
Walk away from trouble if you can.
It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
I hope you're old enough to understand:
Son, you don't have to fight to be a man.

There's someone for everyone and Reggie's love was botany
With his plants he didn't have to prove he was a man.
One day while he was shopping Negaduck's boys came callin,
They took turns wrecking the greenhouse....and there were four of them. :negsstorm:

Tommy opened up the door and heard his plant pals crying
The torn leaves, the shattered pots were more than he could stand.
He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddy's picture.
As his tears fell on his daddy's face, he heard these words again:

Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
Walk away from trouble if you can.
It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
I hope you're old enough to understand:
Son, you don't have to fight to be a man.

The Fearsome Four just laughed at him when he walked into the Old Haunt
Negaduck got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
When Reggie turned around Negaduck said Hey look, old Bushy's leaving
But you coulda heard a pin drop when Reggie stopped and locked the door.

Twenty years of crawling was bottled up inside him.
He wasn't holding nothing back; he let 'em have it all.
When Reggie left the barroom not a Fearsome Four was standing
He said, this one's for my plants, as he watched the last one fall. :bush1:
And I heard him say,

I promised you, dad, not to do the things you've done.
I walk away from trouble when I can.
Now please don't think I'm weak, I didn't turn the other cheek,
And papa, I sure hope you understand:
Sometimes you gotta fight to be a man.

Everyone considered him the coward of the county....
"Sorry about your girlfriend being a fiendish, blood sucking creature from the netherworld."
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