This is a love story told from a little different perspective, and possibly if Don Williams was still with us this song might have a shot at being cut, but with the current flavor of country music I doubt it would have much chance today. That being said....this is one I wrote about myself, so it is very personal. Thanks for listening!


Written by Marvin Adcock

I'm amazed how age has seemed to creep up on me
It was only yesterday I was seventeen
Wearin' jeans that fit, oh where'd I get all that strength
It got away from me the further I got away from seventeen

There's not much I haven't tried since I was seventeen
I'm not as confused as I used to be or as naive
But I'll never understand just how a man who's lived like me
Could ever keep a woman like her past seventeen

I wonder what happened to the friends I had at seventeen
And if they became all of the things that they dreamed
Do they hold every hug a little longer, and believe like me
That when they close their eyes they feel inside like seventeen

Jokes aren't as funny as the old ones were
I've never gotten used to being called sir
Today I'd rather spend my time with her...
The woman I've loved since I was seventeen

I'm amazed how age had a way of creepin' up on me
It was only yesterday I was seventeen
But I wouldn't trade all the gray or memories
Cause then I would miss the life I've lived since seventeen

But I'm still amazed how age seemed to creep up on me

Last edited by Marvin Adcock; 09/24/18 05:00 AM.