"SON OF A GOOD MAN"

 © 2010 Oliver John-Rodgers (OJR) 

 

The world is but an oyster 

Her pearl is black and gold and deep inside her 

Old men in dark suits will take her and rob her 

Her wealth is an object of desire 

But I do not wish this 

For all I want’s a girl to share my hands with 

Who trusts not in money, but in a good kiss 

And a good man I hope to be when finished 

 

I thought that I could stay above it 

Until I fell below it and brought a girl down with me 

 

This summer I met two girls on a beach in Carolina 

One named Alex and the other, Maria 

I’m not sure what I got from either 

But it don’t matter as long as they taste sweeter 

'Cause we’re animals--wolves with bottles of wine 

We drop one match in these pipes, and then we feel fine 

Like the men in dark suits, we lose ourselves tonight 

Mother Nature and the girls will pay the price 

 

But I thought that I could stay above it 

Until I fell below it, and brought a girl down with me 

Olivia, I’m sorry for what I did 

And I’m sorry for who I am 

Just the son of a good man