Alan Jackson – To Do What I Do (Live) lyrics

(By Tim Johnson)

I’ve been a waiter, a roofer, a clerk

I’ve shoveled manure till my pride hurt.

When you’re starting out, it’s all part of the work

To do what I do.

I’ve been evicted for not making rent

Made my Daddy wonder where my good sense went.

For the price of a dream, my years have been spent

To do what I do.

So I stand here tonight with this six string guitar

To be something I’ve always been in my heart.

Just for the chance to play you my song

The thrill when I hear you singing along.

It’s been worth everything I’ve been through

To do what I do.

I’ve played for empty tables and chairs

The drunks that don’t listen, the crowds that don’t care.

Been told countless times Boy you ain’t goin’ nowhere

To do what I do.

So I hope the critics and skeptics alike

All bought a ticket to this show tonight.

And they’ll see firsthand that I have survived

And what doesn’t kill you makes you more alive.

And I’m one of the fortunate few

To do what I do.

There’s so much joy this music can bring

So I count my blessings when I step up to sing.

‘Cause they’re so many people who would give anything

To do what I do.

And I thank you.

I can do what I do!