Lyrics

I wrote my first song when I was 10 years old
strummin air guitar on a fishin pole
for that red headed girl that stole my heart
I opened my mouth ‘fore I knew I could sing
the song that came out made mama’s heart ring
she wanted me to have granddaddy’s guitar
she said my daddy said it’s yours if you need one
and don’t be afraid to chase your dreams son

yeah go ahead and reach for the rainbow’s end
don’t worry about what’s comin up around the bend
just follow your heart down the road to no regrets
don’t you ever lose sight of the simple fact
that you only live once you can never go back
and even though you don’t know it yet, that’s as good as it gets

I had a wife and two kids when I was nineteen
the ends barely met cuz the money was lean
by the grace of god we always had enough
I was working all day trying to fight the good fight
playing for tips every Saturday night
my fans down at the bar said you got the right stuff
they said you’ve always got a key if you need one
so take your best shot at your dreams son

they said go ahead and reach for the rainbow’s end
don’t worry about what’s coming up around the bend
just follow your heart down the road to no regrets
don’t you ever lose sight of the simple fact
that you only live once you can never go back
and even though you don’t know it yet, that’s as good as it gets
that’s as good as it gets
thank god for the people who believed in me
even when I didn’t believe in myself
they said go ahead and reach for the rainbow’s end
don’t worry about what’s coming up around the bend
just follow your heart down the road to no regrets
don’t you ever lose sight of the simple fact
that you only live once you can never go back
and even though you don’t know it yet, don’t ever forget, that’s as good as it gets