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​Born That Way

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album The Real Thing (1970).

I don't know why I drink so much can't even stand the test
But liquid courage helps me through my day
If I take time to stop and think the booze just goes to waste
I'm still the same 'cause I was born that way

My love walked out and mama cried I've heard she even cursed
And said I'm turning off my family grey
Of all the kids she raised no doubt Stonewall turned out the worse
Guess I must have just been born that way

I guess there's a streak of sorry buried in each man
And it always shows up now and then
Mine wasn't buried deep enough it's got the upper hand
Cause that line between the good and bad's so thin

The preacher said my only chance was to be born again
So I got bowties and tried so hard to break
But the devil in me laughed and danced when I went back to sin
Guess I must have just been born that way
I'm just no good 'cause I was born that way
What can I do when I was born that way

Written by:

Glenn Sutton; Hugh X. Lewis