N-U-T-H-I-N-G


w & m by John D Loudermilk & Marijohn Wilkin
1959 Cedarwood

Dad said, "Son, when you grow up
do you want to be mayor or drive a truck,
do you want to be a lawyer or an indian chief,
a rich man, poor man, begger man, thief,"
A-well I thought it over and I planned ahead
There's something else I'd rather be instead
and that's nuthing, I'd rather be nuthing

What do you want to be, Nuthing
Who do you want to be, Nuthing
I ain't got a plan, man,
Can't you understand, man
What are you livin' for,
N-U-T-H-I-N-G
like nuthing, man, like nuthing

Dad said, "Listen here to me, son
quit crackin' your knuckles and chewin' that gum
Do you want to turn out to be a hoodelum
or be a hero like Peter Gunn"
Don't want to be a hero, I'd rather amount to zero
Just one thing I want to be and that's NUTHING

Dad said, "Son, I'm all shook up,
everybody's something when they grow up."
I said, "Look here dad, I ain't so dumb,
my life's ambition is to be a bum
Don't want to be a hero, I'd rather amount to zero
Just one thing I want to be and that's NUTHING

(source Country Hall of Fame No4 John D Loudermilk)

 

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