I Just Came Home to Count the Memories Song Lyrics and Chords

Cal Smith

Cal Smith "I Just Came Home To Count The Memories"

 

I Just Came Home to Count the Memories Song Lyrics and Chords by Cal Smith

 

I Just Came Home To Count The Memories
Recorded by Cal Smith
Written by
Glenn Ray
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I saw roses choking in the grass
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Flaking paint and a broken window  
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pane
 
A mailbox barely standing by the  
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driveway
 
I can almost see the  
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name
 
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swing set and forgotten toys where
 
Little girls and boys played happy  
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games
 
Everything I ever cared about is  
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gone 
 
now
 
But the memory still  
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remains

The old man from the house across the street asked

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How’s it going and I said  
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fine
 
The expression on his face would make me  
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think
 
He could almost read my  
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mind
 
That  
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Johnson boy from down the road was asking
 
If the kids could come and  
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play
 
Lord I wish I could have told him  
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yes but I
 
Just said I guess son not  
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today
 
I just came home to  
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count the  
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memories
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That I’ve been counting in my  
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mind
 
I just came home to count the  
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memories
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From a better day and  
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time

Birds that sang their pretty songs

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Aren’t singing like they did when we were  
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here
 
Cause there’s no happiness in music if  
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somebody
 
Isn’t close enough to  
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care
 
I  
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picked a ragged daisy from it’s home
 
Out in the corner of the  
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yard
 
She loves me she loves me not  
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now I don’t
 
Have to wonder any
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more
 
Tag:  
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I guess it’s time to say  
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goodbye

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I Just Came Home to Count the Memories?
– The song I Just Came Home to Count the Memories was sang by Cal Smith.

 

Who is Cal Smith?
– Calvin Grant Shofner (April 7, 1932 – October 10, 2013), known professionally as Cal Smith, was an American country musician, most famous for his 1974 hits “Country Bumpkin” and “It’s Time to Pay the Fiddler”.

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