El Compa Nachillo

El Compa Nachillo - La Yaquesita

(Patrick Jason Matthews/Kerry Kurt Phillips)

From the time she was thirteen

Julie Thompson had a dream

That someday she would see her name in lights

And after every high school play

The grown-ups all would say

That Julie's future sure was looking bright

Well I saw her selling videos

At a store in Eastland Mall

I said why aren't you in Hollywood

Taking casting calls

And she handed me my change

And started laughing

And said...Life Happened

Me and Bobby Chaplain fell in love

Daddy passed away and the babies came

And drama school was just too much

Now there's little league and mouths to feed

And I directed the kindergarden christmas pageant

Life happened

Curtis had an old Chevelle

The cops knew that car well

He never lost a race on Windy Hollow road

By the time he turned eighteen

He was a georgia dirt track king

Proudly sponsored by the local Texaco

I bumped into him at Murphy's bar

And he ordered us a round

I said why aren't you in Rockingham

Chasing Gordon down

He killed his drink

And tore the corners off his napkin

And said...Life happened

I was driving home from Athens

Late one night

A trucker fell asleep and swamped paint with me

Said I rolled that bed at least five times

Now I thank my stars and I sell used cars

And I teach drivers education at St. Catherine's

Yeah life happened

I saw the rest of my old friends

At our reunion at the Holiday Inn

And it seemed like it was only yesterday

Standing in the gym in our cap and gown

Full of wonderlust and glory bound

We set out to chase our dreams on wings of passion

But somewhere along the way we got distracted

Life happened

Our clothes went out of fashion with our songs

We started families and bought SUV's

Became step dads and soccer moms

I finally realized we turned alright

And we spent the night just catching up and dancing

And life happened

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