Monday, April 13, 2020

Music & Lyrics: "The Shoes You're Wearin' " by Clint Black (Nothin' but the Taillights, 1997)



Clint Black


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We've all seen enough wrong and right
To know everything's not black and white
There's always somethin' in between

No matter how long or well you live
You don't get anything you don't give
Still no slate is clean

For better or worse, anybody can
Take a look around and find a better man
Upright no matter how he's farin'
No matter what kind of shoes he's wearin'

The shoes he's wearin'
They don't make the man

So many people out runnin' around
Handicapped before they hit the ground
Thinkin' there's nowhere to go

Shouldn't we all be lookin' for ways
To keep on seein' our better days
We're not chained to what we know

But if your eyes are open and your mind is free
There's no tellin' what a man can be
Upright no matter how you're farin'
No matter what kind of shoes you're wearin'

The shoes you're wearin'
They don't make the man

But if you can't walk through the best of times
And the worst of times
Find your feet still walkin' the line
You'll never carry the load worth bearin'
No matter what kind of shoes you're wearin'

The shoes you're wearin'
They won't make the man
The shoes you're wearin'
They won't make the man


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"Point Two-ness": the characteristics, behaviors, actions, & morals
of an upright man or woman,
one worthy of crossing the Bridge Beyond.
This song is for you, Calliel.