Lookin' Back At Myself lyrics

(aaron tippin/leigh reynolds)

I put down my razor
Toweled off my face
Thought i saw a new wrinkle
And another strand of gray
That one little scar
Kept catching my eye
Reminding me how time does fly
I was only a kid
When i had that first fight
But i still don?t give in
When i believe that i?m right
And at least i can stand here
And like what i see
In the man that kid turned out to be

Lookin?back at myself
It?s plain to see
That the cold hands of time
Ain?t had much mercy on me
But i played a straight game
With the cards that were dealt
And i can look straight ahead
Lookin?back at myself

Now i ain?t been no angel
But i learned right from wrong
Thanks to mamma and a hickory
And a love so strong
Yes she taught the rule
That life is lived by
I ain?t forgot what you get
For getting?out of line
Now this old world throws some punches
And i?ve taken a few
Now my skin?s tough as leather
But i?ve grown strong with the truth
There?s been so many times i could?ve just stepped aside
Ah but then i couldn?t stand here with this peace of mind

Lookin?back at myself
It?s plain to see
That the cold hands of time
Ain?t had much mercy on me
But i played a straight game
With the cards that were dealt
And i can look straight ahead
Lookin?back at myself

Still look straight ahead
Lookin?back at myself