A Lot Of Things Different

by Bill Anderson, Dean Dillon

from the album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems


Lyrics

I’d spent a lot more time out in the pouring rain without an umbrella
Covering my head
And I’d stood up to that bully when he pushed and called me names
But I was too afraid
And I’d gone on and saw Elvis that night he came to town
But Mama said I couldn’t
And I’d went skinny dipping with Jenny Carson that time she dared me to
But I didn’t
Oh I, I’d done a lot of things different

I wish I’d spent more time with my dad when he was alive
Now I don’t have the chance
And I wish I’d told my brother how much I loved him before he went off to war
But I just shook his hand
I wish I’d gone to church on Sunday morning when my grandma begged me to
But I was afraid of God
I wish I would of listened when they said boy you’re gonna wish you hadn’t
But I wouldn’t
Oh I, I’d done a lot of things different

People say they wouldn’t change a thing
Even if they could
Oh but I would

There was this red dress she wanted one time so bad she could taste it
I shoulda bought it, but I didn’t
She wanted to paint our bedroom yellow and trim it in blues and greens
But I wouldn’t let her, it wouldn’t of hurt nothing
She loved, to be held and kissed and touched
But I didn’t do it, not nearly enough
And If I’d had known that dance was gonna be our last dance
I’d asked that band to play on and on, on and on
Oh I, I’d done a lot of things different

People say they wouldn’t change a thing
Even if they could
Oh but I would, ooh

Oh I, I’d done a lot of things different
Oh I, I’d done a lot of things

I think we’d all do a lot of things different.