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MIKE SHORT JR: CRANK IT UP

I COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY

(MIKE SHORT JR)
M. Conklin/ J. McCormick

Verse 1

Somebody’s got her on his arm tonight

They’re laughing out loud she’s holding on tight

He’s the lucky one who takes her home

He must really be somebody

Like the kind of man I tried to be

The kind that wouldn’t leave her all alone

Cause we came close to making it but I got in the way

The always running part of me would not let me stay

 

Chorus

I was king of the whole world

When she was my girl but I gave it away

Yeah and now I’m left with nothing

Except knowing some other man has taken my place

I know she’s loving somebody tonight

And it’s killing me cause I…

I could’ve been somebody

 

Verse 2

Every now and then I’ll give her a call

And I’ll hear behind that Georgia drawl

An ounce of sympathy mixed with regret

We’re just two old friends saying hello

Till she finally says she’s gotta go

And I wish that I was hers and I wish we’d never met

 

Chorus

I was king of the whole world

When she was my girl but I gave it away

Yeah and now I’m left with nothing

Except knowing some other man has taken my place

I know she’s loving somebody tonight

And it’s killing me cause I…

I could’ve been somebody

 

Repeat Chorus

 

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