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I've held it all inward, God knows, I've tried
But it's an awful awakening in a country boy's life,
To look in the mirror in total surprise.
At the hair on my shoulders and the age in your eyes.
Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.
Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.

It's a measure of people who don't understand,
The pleasures of life in a hillbilly band.
I got my first guitar when I was fourteen,
Well I finally made forty, still wearing jeans.

Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.
Amanda, light of my life.
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.



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    UnregisteredApr 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    It means that this girl means everything to him and she chose to be with a musician when she could have fit perfectly in a "richer" world. He's telling her how lucky he is to have her love.
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    sdkfjasdklfjSep 26, 2008 at 9:28 pm
    it means that he loves amanda and that he doesnt want to lose her and that he wants her to light up his life

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