You Know Who You Are

Well I been carrying this load,

For too long now,

Time to put my baggage down,

And I paid back what I owed 

To the Man Downstairs

He said, “We can work it out somehow”

 

And I Said, “ Wait a minute, Mister,

Take a message to my sister, 

Let her know I’m doin’ fine now,”

I told 'em all to screw it

Now it’s time to do it, 

Take it to the end of the line now,

 

I’ve Ridden through the rumbles

Took my share of tumbles

Wonder how I got this far

Cheated by the cheaters

Beated by the beaters

Thanks for makin’ life so hard

And you know who you are.

 

You know It’s been a long crusade

To get me here

Man, it’s been the roughest ride

But the courage I’ve displayed

To keep my cool

Has built a better man inside

 

I said It’s all good for the music

Let me have it I can use it

Hit me with your hardest shot, now

Watch me turn it into somethin’

While you’re standing there with nothin’

Take a look at what I got, now

 

I’ve Ridden through the rumbles

Took my share of tumbles

Wonder how I got this far

Cheated by the cheaters

Beated by the beaters

Thanks for makin’ life so hard

And you know who you are,

And you know who you are.

 

And after twenty years of drinkin’,

I finally started thinkin’,

How long is this gonna last?

Tired of slowly sinkin’,

Time to put it in the past,

Put it in the past.

 

(Harmonica)

 

I’ve ridden through the rumbles

Took my share of tumbles

Wonder how I got this far

Cheated by the cheaters

Beated by the beaters

Thanks for makin’ life so hard

And you know who you are,

 

Ridden through the rumbles

Took my share of tumbles

Wonder how I got this far

Cheated by the cheaters

Beated by the beaters

Thanks for makin’ life so hard

And you know who you are,

And you know who you are,

And you know who you are,

 

And you know who you are.

© 2022 Guy Roberts.