Bob Spring – Family tradition

Family Tradition (Re-Written By Bob Spring) original
By Hank Williams Jr.

Country music singers have been a real close family,
But lately some of my kinfolks have disowned a few others and me.
I guess it’s because I kind of changed my direction.
Lord I guess I win and broke their family tradition.

They get on me and want to know Bob why do you drink? Bob, why do you do dope?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
Over and over everybody met my predictions.
So if I get stoned, I’m just carrying on an old family tradition.

I‘ m not very proud of my daddy’s name
Because my style of living and his ain’t exactly the same.
Stop and think it over. Put yourself in my position.
If I get stoned and sing all night long it’s a family tradition.

So don’t ask me, Bob why do you drink? Bob, why do you do dope?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
If I’m down in a honky-tonk some ole slick’s trying to give me friction.
I said leave me alone I’m singing all night long it’s a family tradition.

Lord I have loved some ladies and I have loved Amphetamines
They both tried to kill me, back in 2003.
When that doctor asked me, Son how did you get in this condition?
I said, hey sawbones, I’m just carrying on an ole family tradition.

So don’t ask me, Bob why do you drink? Bob, why do do dope?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
Stop and think it over, try and put yourself in my unique position.
If I get stoned and sing all night long, it’s a family tradition!