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Written: Melendres Street, Las Cruces NM, 1977


Knees was flying high in popularity at the Las Cruces Inn in 1977. The bar was packed every night and he and Mark Coker, the other guitarist/singer, were coming up with new songs every night. In this song Knees put just about every one of the modern C&W clichés he knew. The people at the bar called it that “boy’s first kiss” song.


I was a kid for a long time

Livin on the farm there was no need to grow

An sure I love my folks but that ain’t enough

When I needed to leave

More than they could know.


Then you came into my life like a whirlwind

An you blew this tumbleweed right offa the farm

Now no matter where we go

I just want you to know

That I love you an lovin you keeps me warm.


Oh I’m just a man, I’ll do all I can

But I’ve never been in love like this before

So try an understand

You’re a boy’s first kiss

Oh and this boy just can’t miss

With a woman like you to take me by the hand

It took a woman like you to show me I’m a man.


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