Jimmy Wayne - Kerosene Kid Lyrics




I know what it's like, growing up poor
I remember that night walking home from the store
Stopping every few minutes, sitting down that jug
Blowing on my hands trying to warm them up
And seeing that other kid from my homeroom class
In that nice warm car, as he rode past
And our eyes meeting as they sometimes did
Reading my name on his lips

Kerosene kid, don't let 'em get you down
Just hold your head up and be proud
Kerosene kid, they don't understand
Everything that we got is a gift
Kerosene kid

I get home with that jug
Mama filled up the heater
And those kerosene fumes filled up the trailer
Got all over everything like a blanket of dust
On the sheets, on the bed, on the carpet, and on us
Next morning at school in yesterday's clothes
Somebody be laughing, some girl be holding her nose
I'd sit there embarrassed, my face turning red
Getting at her telling myself

Kerosene kid, don't let 'em get you down
Just hold your head up and be proud
Kerosene kid, they don't understand
Everything that we got is a gift
Kerosene kid

Every day when I look in the mirror
I can't say enough
About the little man back in my memory
That never gave up

Kerosene kid, they didn't get you down
You held your head up, you stood proud
Kerosene kid, yeah you understand
Everything that you got is a gift

Kerosene kid, don't let them get you down
Hold your head up and stay proud
Kerosene kid, we'll all understand
Everything that we got is a gift
Kerosene kid

Don't let 'em get you down
Kerosene kid





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  1. caleb smith

    U r awesome u make my day with ur song i love you this much!

  2. Ty Adkins

    he was at my school today❤❤❤

  3. Joyce Reed

    love jimmy wayne

  4. Hailey And Raina

    Jimmy Wayne is awesome

    beetle baily1997

    He is I went to one of his concerts and went on stage when he sang this song

  5. Eileen Richards

    Awesome!

  6. Matt Brabbit

    Funniest song ever he was trying to get people to feel sorry for him

    Holly Moss

    +Wildboy5699 Thanks for sticking up for Jimmy and this song. Anyone who grew up on the poorer side of things can relate and appreciate this song.

    Wildboy5699

    @Holly Moss​ no problem :)

    Kevin Winn

    I'd like to give 'ol JW the benefit of the doubt, but I can't help but say: this song sounds like a happy pop song about being poor & country <-- those two don't mix.

  7. Hollie Featherstone

    Love this song♥ "Gastonia"

  8. peggy z

    With your book now out, you have a lot more hits!...moving song!

  9. Derek Anthony

    love this song! we are going to cover it live soon!

  10. l4gc

    he could do a song with everything, genius

  11. Lisa Adamson

    Great song follow Jimmy on twitter @jimmywayne

  12. Janice West

    Jimmy EVERY ONE that knowes of you around where you grew up are so proud of you and what your doing.And where you came from and what you've done with your life