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Grandpa Campbell would sit upon his front porch
And I’d be right there just sittin’ on his knees
He’d tell stories of love and feast and famine
And I’d hang onto every word that he would breathe

He’d say, “Boy as you walk through this life
Here’s a little wisdom that’ll help you get by”

You gotta live and learn, you gotta crash and burn
You gotta take some stances and take some chances
You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give
You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live

Though I left home and I went to Carolina
I then set off just to see what I could see
I did some things that I wasn’t really proud of
And sometimes life just got the best of me

But I’d always think back to those days
And I know what Grandpa Campbell would say

He'd say you gotta live and learn, you gotta crash and burn
You gotta take some stances and take some chances
You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give
You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live, yeah, oh oh

After years of runnin’ ‘round and searchin’
I found me a woman who loves me just for me
All those mistakes I thought that I was making
Led me right here till you're sittin’ on my knees

Son as you walk through this life
Here's a little wisdom that’ll help you get by

You gotta live and learn, you gotta crash and burn
You gotta take some stances and take some chances
You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give
You gotta live and learn, you gotta live and learn
So you can learn to live, learn to live



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