I’m Better Off Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Paycheck

Johnny Paycheck - I'm Better Off

 

I’m Better Off Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Paycheck

 

I’m Better Off
Recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Written by Wendy Bagwell
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When I was a  
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little boy my  
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mother used to  
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say
 
Keep on trusting  
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in the Lord  
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there’ll be a bette
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day
 
My mother sang  
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Amazing Grace  
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like no one you ever  
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heard
 
Daddy rode a  
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sway back mule  
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delivering the  
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word
 
And I’m better off than I eve
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r thought I woul
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be
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eeee
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Than I thought I would  
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Well momma cooked the  
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sausage  
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I never had  
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enough
 
My daddy said eat  
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more bread boy  
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cause things are getting  
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rough
 
We were poor and  
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that’s a fact bu
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t there’s one thing
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My momma blessed with  
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kindness and a  
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dad
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We had a preacher named  
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McDuff that  
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came into our  
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He said old time  
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religion is  
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surly coming  
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He said I’d b
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e better of
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f if I would jus
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repent
 
Now I’m doin
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g better caus
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e down the isle  
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went
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I’m Better Off?
– The song I’m Better Off was sang by Johnny Paycheck.

 

Who is Johnny Paycheck?
– Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music’s “outlaw movement” popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 5).

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