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I Guess I Showed Them

@ Craig Carothers/Randy Sharp

You see that picture in the paper?
Of that smoking' armored car?
they say the culprit got away but
He didn't get too far

Well I bet he's laughing' at 'em
In fact I know I am
Lying' here on this bed of green
That's nearly fifty grand

CHORUS
They didn't think I had it in me
But they won't make that mistake again
Thought I'd never amount to nothin'
But I guess I showed them
I guess I showed them

Far back as I remember
All those good people in my town
Made me out some kind of loser
Felt obliged to keep me down

But I swore someday they'd be sorry
For making' me the laughing stock
And the night the grange hall caught on fire
All the laughing stopped

CHORUS

Now the crowd outside's divided
Let him live, or let him fry
But the governed's decided
It's my day to die

Turns out that bank guard didn't make it
I had a feeling when he fell
And with his widow's testimony
They think they're sending me to hell
But sat night I talked to Jesus
And he forgave me all my sins
S you can put that on my tombstone
I guess I should them
I guess I showed them

CHORUS

Just what I was made of
My true colors in the end
Thought I'd never amount to nothin'
Well, I guess I showed them
I guess I showed them