Todd Snider - You Think You Know Somebody
Intro: Bm Asus2 (x02200) G/A (32023x) (the song is 6\8 or 3\4)D Jackie used to live three blocks away from me. D We used to throw a baseball and climb his old oak tree. G/A We would smoke his old man's cigarettes behind the picket fence. D A We swore that we would always be the best of friends. Bm F#m We would sit on the curb and talk on summer nights, G/A A 'Til Jackie's daddy called him, and he took off like a light. Fridays were all the same our high school senior year. We hung out by the river and drank Black Label beer. We listened to the stories with all our old friends. And sometimes sneak a toke or two down where the river bends. I remember I promised Jackie I'd drive him home on Friday night. He said, "Go on without me. Buddy, I'll be alright." We went off to college to start our Freshman year. I went off to a school about an hour away from here. But you know Jackie, He took off, went to college out of state. He used to call me all the time used to tell me it was great. He said, "I'm coming home for Christmas. I hope you'll do the same." He said that he would come, but Jackie never came. Chorus: When Jackie got married, I was his best man. He moved back to town. We were neighbors again. I've since found a wife. I got married, too. Our families get together every Sunday afternoon. His boy and my boy they would talk on summer nights. 'Til Jackie called his boy home, and he took off like a light. Last night I saw the flashing lights, and I quickly ran outside. A neighbor lady told me Jackie's youngest boy had died. I was shocked to see the cops had Jackie handcuffed in the car. Until this morning's paper told me Jackie'd gone too far. Now they say Jackie's not the only one to blame. Battered children almost always grow up to do the same. Chorus:Bm G/A You think you know somebody. Bm G/A You think they know you. Bm G/A You think you know somebody. A But man you never do.