Big In Texas
Big In Texas
R. Moore/ D. Lee

Mamma called last Monday
So I packed my Sunday best
Drove back to my hometown
To lay some things to rest
As I pulled into the gravel drive
A thousand memories came alive
But somehow our old house had changed
Like the oak tree in our front yard
Where daddy used to work on cars
And the front porch where mamma liked to swing

Things ain’t as big in Texas
As they used to be when I left ‘em
Looking back I can see
They were larger than life now to me
The shadows they cast were so tall
I thought they’d never ever fall
Now I’ve come back to see
That things ain’t as big in Texas
As they used to be

Daddy was a workin’ man
And work was all that he believed
So we didn’t see eye to eye
When I left home to chase my dreams
We built a wall of foolish pride
To prove who had the righter side
Some years we never even spoke
But today the wall came tumbling down
As we laid daddy in the ground
It’s taken time and tears for me to know

Things ain’t as big in Texas
As they used to be when I left ‘em
Looking back I can see
They were larger than life now to me
The shadows they cast were so tall
I thought they’d never ever fall
Now I’ve come back to see
That things ain’t as big in Texas
As they used to be

Things ain’t as big in Texas
As they used to be