I didn't know him all that long
And maybe not that well
'Cause how good we really know someone
Is sometimes hard to tell.
But on this one thing I'm certain
There ain't the slightest doubt
He made some footprints in my mem'ry
And left some tracks that won't blow out.
She was someone extra special
When I met her, way back then
Over forty years has passed now
But I can still remember when
She was young and shy and smilin'
The prettiest thing for miles about
That mem'ry still walks through my mind,
Leavin' tracks that won't blow out.
There's been a lot of happ'nin's
I remember through the years
Times my cup was runnin' over
And some times that brought some tears
It's getting on toward evenin' now;
The sunset could be soon
But somehow I'm still feelin'
Like it's early afternoon.
I guess that's 'cause of bein' blessed
With havin' lots of friends
And some understandin' family
On whose love I can depend.
If I was gonna make the trip again
And travel the same route;
I'd maybe try a little harder
To leave some tracks that won't blow out.