Winston Montgomery
Sticks And Stones
 
Lyrics
Sticks And Stones
By W. Montgomery


Verse 1
We were born on the wrong side of the tracks
With dusty streets and tarpaper shacks
Neither of our daddies were ever up to much good
But our mommas raised us up the best that they could

Verse 2
As kids we ran and wrastled ?til the sun went down
You were a tomboy and you could hold your own
All we knew were broken toys and hand me down stuff
But we always had each other and that was enough

Verse 3
One day after school as we were walking cross the creek
I spied a big muddy tear rolling down your cheek
Someone had called you trash and that they wished you were dead
So we went and told your Momma, and this is what she said:

Chorus
?Sticks and stones may break your bones
But words can never hurt you, my darling little girl
It may sting for a little while
But hold your head up high
And tomorrow you?ll be as good as new?
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Break
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Verse 4
At the playground the very next day a boy came up to me
He said my Daddy was no good and that?s just what I would be
I knocked him down and they called my momma to school
She hugged me tight and told me to always keep my cool,-- because?.

Chorus
?Sticks and stones may break your bones
But words can never hurt you, my darling little boy
It may sting for a while
But hold your head up high
And tomorrow you?ll be as good as new?

Bridge
Then like children do we started to grow up
But you seemed to grow up a lot quicker than me
You traded your tomboy ways
For high heels and Faberge
And you wouldn?t even pay me the slightest mind

Verse 5
One lazy afternoon after school had gotten out
An older boy with slicked-back hair was waiting by your house
You climbed into his Mercury Coupe with a such a look of joy
Turned up your nose at me and said, ?Go home, little boy?.

Chorus
They told me sticks and stones may break my bones
But words can never hurt me, that?s what they said
Yes, sticks and stones can only break my bones
But the words you said broke my heart

Outro
Yes, sticks and stones can only break my bones
But the words?..
But the words you said?
But the words you said broke my heart
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Winston Montgomery
Music Credits: Winston Montgomery
Producer Credits: Montgomery/Harper/Jones
Performance Credits: Jones/Harper/Swindells
Metadata
Song Length: 4:15
Primary Genre: Country-Alternative
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English
Era: 1950 - 1959
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