New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Preacher gave it to him when he was 8
That sunday morning he got saved in that little church
Granddaddy toted it to bible school
I bet back then it looked brand new, not a faded word
Now the cover's torn, and the leather's worn
On that old king james

He took it with him overseas
England, france and germany
Right there in the middle of hell
Said he read it every night
He swore that it saved his life
His only hope when there was no hope left
Was in that old king james

He passed it down to mama on the day he died
Sat there for the longest time
Just gathering the dust
But when life would take a sharp turn every now and then
And she would just start missing him,
I'd see her pick it up
Now the cover's torn, and the leather's worn
On that old king james

You'll find on every other page yellow lines or tear drop stains
Every chapter of that good book
Been through cancer war, and crazy kids
All the stupid things I did
I may never know the toll I took
On her and that old king james

Yeah I'm the one who's got it now
She said read it when you're feeling down
And I said yes ma'am
Now the cover's torn and the leather's worn
On that old king james



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/scotty_mccreery/old_king_james.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    I love this song almost as much as i love scotty. This song reminds me of my grandfather who is still alive , he's a pastor and his bible is full of highlights, torn pages ,worn leather , and writing on every other page . Keep on writing scotty and make sure god is your focus !
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Thank you scotty, for reminding me of the beauty of our lord.
    Thank you jesus, for your unconditional love and endless mercies that are new every morning. Thank you.
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredOct 22, 2011 at 1:55 am
    I love this song!! It gives me chills every time i listen to it... Way to go scotty... Love your music... Stay grounded and keep it up... You are such an inspiration
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredOct 6, 2011 at 5:25 am
    Wow!!! What a great song. Perfect for him and full of special meaning for those of us who have those old worn King James
    Bibles that have been handed down. I have my Dad's and My Uncle's and My Grandmother's. What a special Song!

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×