In Her Prime
©2012 Daniel Weber / Highway142Music (ASCAP)

Biggest damn oak tree, this side of the range
Some say it's the soil, some say it's the rain
It doesn't make much difference now, any ol' way
‘Cause that big old oak tree, came down today

Nothin' out here, 1963
Just a few small farms, is how it used to be
But they parceled ‘em off, one branch at a time
Till houses sprung up, just like grapes on the vine

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And they built this motel, for the workers to stay
Then cut down all the trees that were, in their way
‘Cept this one lone oak, above the motel sign
Well ya' should've seen that old girl, In Her Prime

I was fresh out of the jungle, 1968
Had a job pounding nails, and life was great
‘Cause I could outwork any man, without my life on the line...
Well ya' should've seen this old boy, In His Prime

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But age is just a number; I've never known it to be real
They told me once it's how you dress, not, how you feel
But I'm feelin' all used up, like a rope run out of line...
Well ya' should've seen this old boy, In His Prime

Bridge
Oak Tree Motel, in '69
She was 15 years older, than me that night
Well she took my hand and said "Boy, take your time"...
Well ya' should've seen that old girl, In Her Prime

Now some say it's the wind, some say she just got tired
Some say her heart got broken, 10,000 times
But I thought of her this morning, when that oak tree died...
Well ya' should've seen that old girl, In Her Prime

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But age is just a number; I've never known it to be real
She told me once it's how you love, not, how you feel
But she's feelin' all used up, like a rope run out of line...
Well ya' should've seen that old girl, In Her Prime
You should've seen this old boy, In His Prime
You should've seen us, Oh-oh......In Our Prime