Small Town Boy

04:54
Jen Cass
2006-04-17
Jen Cass

Story

For my Grandparents with love. 

Lyrics

One small town boy from Missouri, 1933

Took his best girl by the hand asked, “Will you marry me?”

She wasn’t the kind who would make a man guess

She threw her arms ‘round him he knew it was “Yes!”

 

Oregon, Missouri wasn’t a prosperous town

The money was tight and there wasn’t a job to be found

But industry boomed up in Michigan

And her borother swore there'd be some work there for him

 

So one small town boy and his best small town girl

Took a chance on a dream and a promise they heard

They couldn’t have known what the future would bring

But they knew that love was the simplest thing

And it meant everything

 

They hopped a freight to Detroit in a wintertime storm

Pulled up the floorboards for firewood to keep themselves warm

And Great Lakes Steel offered a job to the man

Who worked hard every day and was good with his hands

 

So one small town boy and his best small town girl

Bought the tiniest house in the biggest of worlds

And the hardest of times were behind them it seemed

‘Cause they knew that love was the simplest thing

And it meant everything

 

They lost two babies before she delivered a son

Wanted more children but he would be their only one

He’d grow up patient and honest and kind

And he’d have his own daughters long after the time

 

That one small town boy with his best small town girl

By his side in the night said goodbye to this world

He had no regrets, he lived every dream

And he knew that love was the simplest thing

And it meant everything

 

One small town boy from Missouri, 1933