Damage Control

Curtis Salgado

You're Going To Miss My Sorry Ass
Lyrics


(Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager, Odaglas Music/Ahamusic, ASCAP)

My daddy was wild
He ran with bad men
He robbed a drugstore
With a filthy syringe
He got a nickel and a dime
In the state pen
And the warden said
He'd never last
Well, that wasn't true
Oh, the story instead
Yeah, three squares, a blanket
And a bunkbed
He did 15 years
Standing on his head
And parole
Came up fast

On his release
He turned to say
“I enjoyed myself a vacation stay
I made some new friends
Hell, we had a lot of laughs”

“But don't expect no apology
I got none to give
I showed you how to walk the razor’s edge
And the chance to finally live”

“What's so bad about doing wrong?
My saying “sorry” won't change the past
When you look on back and think of me
You’re gonna miss
My, my sorry ass
Yes, you will now”

Like father like son
I make no amends
I’m causing hell and then some
A hazard to my friends
So I got none
I’m just a rolling stone
I got two big balls made of brass
So if you come with me
You put your life in my hands
I'll get you in trouble
Pull you out again
We’ll cut up this world
Share the dividends
From the treasure down to the trash

We’ll find trouble
You’ll get angry with me
Crying how I put you in jeopardy
But you gonna agree
It was the best time he ever had

“So, don't expect no apologies
I got none to give
I showed you how to walk the razor’s edge
And a chance to finally live
What's so bad about doing wrong?
My saying “sorry” won't change the past
When you look on back
And think of me
You’re gonna miss
My sorry ass”

Yeah, when I'm dead and gone
And I’m buried, oh yeah
Buried six feet down in the cold, cold ground
I know you will think of me from the past
Oh, and you’ll say to yourself
Along with everyone else
“I'm gonna miss
Oh, I’m gonna miss
His old sorry ass”