Flashlight

03:22
Johnny Bulford
Robert Arthur/Chris Young/Johnny Bulford

Lyrics

Flashlight

 

He’d say son hold it still, keep that beam shinin straight. He’d have a 9/16ths in one hand workin on that Chevrolet.

Seemed like every Saturday, soon as the sun went down, we’d be huddled underneath that hood tinkerin around. And of all the great memories I had, the best ones are those nights, just me and my dad.

 

He’ll never know how much he taught me out in that garage, and I guess the stuff that stuck was more about life than fixin cars, cause to this day I still can’t make em run right, but I sure did learn a lot just holdin the flashlight.

 

He told me a lotta stories about Grandpa and the war while he was tryin to show me what a carburetor’s for.

I learned a couple cuss words when he skinned his knuckles up, and I find out momma’s the only girl he’s ever really loved. 

When I asked him about women he just laughed. Said if we stayed out here all year, we wouldn’t have time enough for that.

 

He’ll never know how much he taught me out in that garage, and I guess the stuff that stuck was more about life than fixin cars, cause to this day I still can’t make em run right, but I sure did learn a lot just holdin the flashlight.

 

To this day I still can’t make em run right, but I sure did learn a lot just holdin the flashlight.