“Mighty Happy Life”


I love the AA traditions. I am learning more and more about them in step studies.

Really so much to grasp and savour in re-reading the books.

Tradition Five

“Each group has but one primary Purpose-to carry the message to the Alcoholic who still suffers.”

“We don’t carry the message of religion. We carry one idea only. The idea of sobriety. We would support you personally to find the grace in your own religion that aids your recovery from addiction.”

Twelve and Twelve Tradition Five

I really love that AA is not a religious organization. Even with all the prayers and talk of God, we are really only  there to get sober and that is our primary purpose. Bottom Line, if ya got a problem with alcohol. Don’t drink.

It works. I’m not sure why, except we support each other and relate.

The Rodeo’s still in town! So here is Hank Jr…

Country music singers have always been a real close family

but lately some of my kin folks have disowned a few others and me

i guess its because
i kinda changed my direction
i guess i went and broke the family tradition

they get on me wanna know Hank
why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
over and over
everybody made my prediction
so if i get stoned
I’m just carryin’
on an old family tradition

I am very proud
of my daddys name
although his kinda music
and mine 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

Don’t ask me Hank
why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
If I’m down in a Honky-Tonk
Some ol’ slicks tryin to give me corrections
I’ll say leave me alone
I’m singin all night long
it’s a family tradition

Lordy, I have loved some ladies
and I have loved Jim Beam
and they both tried to kill me
in 1973
when that doctor asked me
Son how did you get in this condition
I said hey sawbones I’m just carryin on
an old family tradition

So don’t ask me Hank
why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs 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!



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