Alan Jackson – Little Man lyrics

I remember walk’in round the court square sidewalk

Lookin’ in windows at things I couldn’t want

There’s johnson’s hardware and morgans jewelry

And the ol’ Lee king’s apothecary

They ware the little man

The little man

I go back now and the stores are all empty

Except for an old coke sign from 1950

Boarded up like they never existed

Or renovated and called historic districts

There goes the little man

There goes the little man

Now the court square’s just a set of streets

That the people go round but they seldom think

Bout the little man that built this town

Before the big money shut em down

And killed the little man

Oh the little man

He pumped your gas and he cleaned your glass

And one cold rainy night he fixed your flat

The new stores came where you do it yourself

You buy a lotto ticket and food off the shelf

Forget about the little man

Forget about that little man

He hung on there for a few more years

But he couldn’t sell slurpees

And he wouldn’t sell beer

Now the bank rents the station

To a down the road

And sell velvet Elvis and

Second-hand clothes

There goes little man

There goes another little man

Now the are lined up in a concrete strip

You can buy the world with just one trip

And save a penny cause it’s jumbo size

They don’t even realize

They’er killin’ the little man

Oh the little man

It wasn’t long when I was a child

An old black man came with his plow

He broke the ground where we grew our garden

Back before we’d all forgot about the little man

The little man

Long live the little man

God bless the little man