Living Proof
Hank Williams Jr. Lyrics


I'm gonna quit singin' all these sad songs
'Cause I can't stand the pain
Oh, the life I sing about now
And the one I live is the same

When I sing them old songs of daddy's
Seems like every one comes true
Lord, please help me
Do I have to be the living proof
Why just the other night after the show
An old drunk came up to me
He says "You ain't as good as your daddy, boy
And you never will be"

Then a young girl in old blue jeans
Says, "I'm your biggest fan"
It's a good thing I was born Gemini
'Cause I'm living for more than one man

Remember Jimmie and Hank and Johnny
They were in the summer of life
When you called them away, Lord
I don't wanna pay that price

Don't let my son ever touch a guitar
May he never sing the blues
Let him be free
Don't make him be more living proof

I don't wanna be a legend
I just wanna be a man
But Lord, You know sometimes
I've needed a helpin' hand

And it ain't been so easy lately
I've had to go it all alone
But I've always had anything
I ever wanted, except a home

I'm gonna quit singin' all them sad songs
'Cause I can't stand the pain
Oh, the life I sang to you about
And the one I live is the same

Yes, I've sang those old songs of daddy's
And now it seems they all come true
Lord, please help me
Do I have to be the living proof

Lord, please help me
I don't wanna be the living proof

Lyrics © BOCEPHUS MUSIC INC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: HANK JR. WILLIAMS

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Comments from YouTube:

Duran Mclin

That's the Johnny he's talking about. Horton. You right.

zisoul

I wish UMG would re-release all of HANK JR's MGM Albums of the 70's to ''75 with all
the original art work & new liner notes.Those Albums are just as great as the Albums
he made after is fall from Ajax Mountains,MT in August ''75.  Peace.

SkidRowJim

In 1953 Johnny Horton married the widow of Hank Williams Sr. Dec 1952, Hank Williams Sr made his final appearance at the "Skyline Club" in Austin Texas. Nov 1960, Johnny Horton made his final appearance at the "Skyline Club" in Austin Texas. Horton was in rural Milano, Texas, when he heard a radio report that his friend Hank Williams had died in the back seat of a Cadillac. Nov 5 1960 while driving through Milano, Texas, Horton was killed when his Cadillac was struck by a drunk driver..

Dominick Hall

God this song breaks my soul to pieces. “ its a Good thing I was born Gemini cause I’m living for more than one man.” That’s heavy.

Douglas B.

Good comment, Dominick.

Carolina Man

exactly...it's Jimmie Rodgers and Johnny Horton

Farmer John

love listening to the song While Drinking some Colorado Kool-Aid

Alan McCarthy

Paycheck docet 🖒
Colorado Kool-Aid 🎸💕

Alan McCarthy

HANK : SOUTHLAND KING

Paula Copher

This song makes me cry because Hank Jr. never had a life. Can you imagine having to take all those sad songs of Hank Sr. and singing them over and over?

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