Jinks, Cody - Lifers Lyrics




He wakes with the chickens and the Waco sun
He's got mouths to feed and cattle to run
Same as his daddy and his daddy done
It's all he's ever known
In this modern world movin' break-neck fast
He's a dyin' breed, a thing of the past
He'll be damned if he don't hit back
If you stand in his way
When there's nothin' more to say

So here's to the lifers
The struggle-and-strifers
Workin' long after the day is done
Here's to the broke-backs
The cowboys in old hats
The last of the Great Generation
It seems they still dream

She's a renaissance girl with a fire in her soul
She's got a pocket full of nothin', nobody tells her "no"
She flew into town twenty years ago
With a guitar and a song
She's been playin' them rooms but she ain't got far
Been livin' off tips in them Broadway bars
She's a troubadour queen but time left its mark
The scene's passed her by
In a world that's passed her by

So here's to the lifers
The struggle-and-strifers
Workin' long after the day is done
Here's to the broke-backs
The cowboys in old hats
The last of the Great Generation
It seems they still dream

No, they don't give up and they don't give in
When things don't go their way
Yeah we're gettin' knocked down, yeah we're gettin' back up
Live to die another day

So here's to the lifers
The struggle-and-strifers
Workin' long after the day is done
Here's to the broke-backs
The cowboys in old hats
The last of the Great Generation
It seems they still dream





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  1. G0LDEN 3AGL3005

    He wakes with the chickens and the Waco sun
    He's got mouths to feed and cattle to run
    Same as his daddy and his daddy done
    It's all he's ever known
    In this modern world movin' break-neck fast
    He's a dyin' breed, a thing of the past
    He'll be damned if he don't hit back
    If you stand in his way
    When there's nothin' more to say

    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream

    She's a renaissance girl with a fire in her soul
    She's got a pocket full of nothin', nobody tells her "no"
    She flew into town twenty years ago
    With a guitar and a song
    She's been playin' them rooms but she ain't got far
    Been livin' off tips in them Broadway bars
    She's a troubadour queen but time left its mark
    The scene's passed her by
    In a world that's passed her by

    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream

    No, they don't give up and they don't give in
    When things don't go their way
    Yeah we're gettin' knocked down, yeah we're gettin' back up
    Live to die another day

    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream

  2. Paul Hodge

    This is the best song to describe a working man's life such as myself a lifer that wakes up every day an works his ass off to provide for his family to make sure the bills are paid an the kids are taking care of....love you jennifer

  3. Andrea Kurtz

    Cody Jinks is in a league of his own~~~ can’t stop listening ~~~ my favorite hands down!!!!!

  4. Larry Chip Brooks

    Lifers
    Cody Jinks
    He wakes with the chickens and the Waco sun
    He's got mouths to feed and cattle to run
    Same as his daddy and his daddy done
    It's all he's ever known
    In this modern world movin' break-neck fast
    He's a dyin' breed, a thing of the past
    He'll be damned if he don't hit back
    If you stand in his way
    When there's nothin' more to say
    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream
    She's a renaissance girl with a fire in her soul
    She's got a pocket full of nothin', nobody tells her "no"
    She flew into town twenty years ago
    With a guitar and a song
    She's been playin' them rooms but she ain't got far
    Been livin' off tips in them Broadway bars
    She's a troubadour queen but time left its mark
    The scene's passed her by
    In a world that's passed her by
    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream
    No, they don't give up and they don't give in
    When things don't go their way
    Yeah we're gettin' knocked down, yeah we're gettin' back up
    Live to die another day
    So here's to the lifers
    The struggle-and-strifers
    Workin' long after the day is done
    Here's to the broke-backs
    The cowboys in old hats
    The last of the Great Generation
    It seems they still dream
    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: Cody Jinks / tennessee jet
    Lifers lyrics © Late August Publishing

  5. Chris V

    Real shit. No time for pussified kids these days

  6. heynong man2

    most underrated dude in country??... i reckon

  7. Snickel Fritz

    love him

  8. brian kukk

    we are fed fish food for larger prey that are botom feeders looking for talent

  9. brian kukk

    #1 on the chart if we were not slaves wake up

  10. xXBubbles16Xx

    When your on the freeway letting everything go and just those few seconds you feel your free.. @fastandfurious references lol

  11. brian kukk

    for dinner

  12. brian kukk

    found work

  13. brian kukk

    chicken on the run

  14. Ethan McNeil

    One of my favorite truckin songs

  15. J Mora

    This song sounds like cow bell.

  16. brian kukk

    really when wall street makes country music nationwide and forgot the cowboy

  17. Andraz P

    Cody thanks you for this song, you it gives me so much motivation to study for my mechanical engineer career every day for hours to the evening. I always listen to it when i study. I'm a lifer ;)

  18. Anthony Webster

    Here’s to us Lifers 💪🏻

  19. brian kukk

    FREE WHO CARES WE SO RICH WE DIE

  20. brian kukk

    WE LIVE TO MAKE YOU

  21. brian kukk

    REALLY WE DIE TO KEEP YOU ALIVE

  22. brian kukk

    wake up before the sun and work it to death to the night

  23. brian kukk

    this should be #1

  24. Randy Bridges

    Open borders for Israel!!!! Open borders for Israel

  25. Randy Bridges

    The protocols of the elders of Zion is the Truth

  26. bruh sound effect 2

    E P I C

  27. FatboyFishing

    Favorite song ever

  28. Kel B

    Hey guys, could you please help my brother to be in the music video for this song. Just tap the link and hit vote. It only takes three seconds. I'd really appreciate it!
    https://woobox.com/n9dsc2/gallery/7lAJnziQU-A

  29. Non-Norse Naphtali Avenger

    Listening to Cody has helped to keep me grounded. Thank you for your music, it's a miracle in itself.

  30. Luka Laylee

    Here's to the lifers!

  31. Speedy Spinar

    83 unamerican fucktards disliked this video. Great tunes!!!!!

  32. Randy Bridges

    Check out Mag Bam Truth YouTube channels

  33. Randy Bridges

    A Racial Program for the 20th Century is not a Hoax

  34. Randy Bridges

    The protocols of the elders of Zion is the Truth

  35. kenney c

    Country's Back !

  36. Randy Wheeler

    Damn he is good. Finally catching on in New Mexico

  37. Le Derp

    A stay strong. When others days are done, mines has just begun. Overnight team.

  38. A. Hasan

    Mrs Roberts loves cody jenkins

  39. Bergin Welch

    Damn do u have cds out?

  40. Ryan Hobson

    🖤💪💪🤟

  41. ZEB CLARK

    I don’t give a fuck about Ray or how he quit smoking #add. I need to hear some Jinks. Some real country.

  42. Randy Bridges

    One Hell of a Song!!!!!

  43. Katlyn Mcmullin

    Love it man

  44. Ryan David

    Flatbed trailer beer, burgers,brats come on out and play whatever it takes. History in the making. Sum bitch good shit

  45. Hannah Pettigrew

    61 people are not Americans.

  46. Robbie Wiley

    Figures they left her but im sure she wont give up on her dreams

  47. R. H. N

    I like his version of pink Floyd's song

  48. BUNGO JONES

    Waco Texas, motherfucker

  49. Jodie Orvik

    Love his music.

  50. Whitney Hodges

    One of the two baddest men in COUNTRY music along with Tyler Childers thanks for good music guys

  51. Heleen Van Tuijl

    Good good cody tanks from holland

  52. pinetree

    Please don't sell out like some of the other's

  53. PatriotWolf68

    Oh look, 49 people catch bull semen for a living.

  54. jamesmontana29

    Malt liquor

  55. NiNi to #6

    Love this

  56. David Ferenbaugh

    Listening to Cody 4 a couple years when did he start recording and how old is he?

  57. Philip Guerrero

    Nice one again Cody... 😆

  58. Philip Guerrero

    Nice one again Cody... 😆

  59. Forrest Sweasy

    I've had this on pre-order for awhile. Can't wait to hear the rest. Cody is the best troubadour of country music wandering around these days. George Jones would smile at this guy walking in those shoes.

  60. Man TV

    There is a 'like' button but there isn't a 'fucking love love love' button

    Mike Witcombe

    Dad TV well said!! ☝️☝️👆👆🤜🤛👊👊🤠🇱🇷

    Man TV

    Thanks man, I'm uploading a 'Why I love True Country Music' video to my channel very soon, check it out :)

  61. Jason D

    I think we need a Cody Jinks and Post Malone tour! Post is a big country/metal fan...these two will have a lot in common!

  62. Daniel Stickland

    He definitely rules 😀😀😀😀

  63. Bonita Remedies

    So far all the songs that have been released for the public to listen and hearing them live in Shreveport, Louisiana I know I'm going to love the new album "Lifers" #flocker #codyjinksfan4life

  64. OUTLAW COUNTRY

    Cody Jinx is the man..Keepin' it Country....Fags like Aldean and Luke Bryan should be made to sit down and listen to this cuz this shit is real...

  65. Justin B

    I could listen to Cody Jinks sing the alphabet.

  66. Rafaela

    great ♥

  67. Sondra Smith

    i wish i knew how to reply to ROCCO on here.... rocco? mexican name? is that why u dont like country music?

    Mike Witcombe

    Sondra Smith ROCCO is an idiot, don't lose any sleep over it. Hope the idiot can read this. lol. Cody Rocks!!! 🤠🤠🇱🇷🇱🇷🤟🤟🤠🤠

    Sondra Smith

    lol, Joshua, for blessing my heart!

  68. Johnny Petty

    GREAT SONG!!! Cody Jinks is one of a handfull of artists who have rekindled my love for new music. The fact that Nashville radio doesn't play him, is just proof of how totally out of touch that format is.

  69. L A

    Who even "thumbs down" this song? Get outta here with that.

    Carla Huff

    FGL fans

    Benjamin P Barrett

    Taylor Swift and Puke Bryan wanna be's no doubt. Always a few morons.

    Caleb Melton

    L A i did..sorry.

  70. Ryan Hobson

    Yep! Still Badassery!!

  71. Javier Rodriguez

    God damn Cody done it again

  72. Champions of Mid May

    Dammit boy!!! This is some good country music!!!

  73. rickeysanders1978

    Yeah not real well he used to be a heavy metal guy

  74. A. Rifaldy

    Cody Jinks music will always be in our heart.

  75. willyrida

    this album so far is like my life in a song

  76. Kenneth Rhoades

    I don't get this cover it's like do you want this Wall or no

  77. Penny Barbee

    Like I've always said Jinks brings all music lovers together 🎶 Simply The Best In Over Three Decades 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎸🚶🏻. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  78. William Poff

    Keep on keeping on my SOUTHERN BROTHER!!

  79. Stephan Alford

    Chris Claridy is going Ham on that Six String!

  80. Stephan Alford

    Hey Cody,When are you&Sturgill gonna get together to blow the roof off?

  81. TimelessWanderlust

    I like this one a lot more than the first release. Thank God I was worried it was going to be the sellout album! Keep em comin.

  82. Michael Carper

    Thank You Cody Jinks for digging up the roots of country music and bringing back that soul style tune!

  83. Sabre Six7

    If your a Cody Jinks fan you won't need tellin' this but if you don't know his music listen carefully, really carefully the words of this and any of his songs. You just won't hear lyrics of this quality very often these days. It's country at it's very best sung by the best.

    Mitchell Norman

    They tell a story. Real life stories

    Whitney Hodges

    Sabre Six7 that’s preaching the country gospel well said

    Duder1969

    Jamey Johnson,Willie Nelson and Cody Jinks are the last of the real country poets.......

    rbbeac

    Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson can be lumped in there, too.

  84. Moe Mulkey

    Everyone who likes this stuff is a lifer. Nice having Cody explain it all about us. Thanks ! Some people will never get it.

  85. Patrick Callaway

    Cody Jinks is probably the best country artist putting out music right now. Love it. Thank you for keeping it country! Much love

    Nate M

    As well as Tyler Childers.

    Patrick Callaway

    nathan murray I jam to Tyler Childers too!

    Caleb Melton

    Patrick Callaway almost as good as whitey morgan

  86. DaBellyMan318

    Keeping country alive one song at a time

  87. Dylan Crowl

    23 and a lifer

  88. Christian Miller

    Always have been a fan of your music, but this is definitely number 2 on my list right behind mommas song!

    Griffin Hahn

    Christian Miller facts

  89. DON'T_FUCKING_TALK_2ME K

    Songs that you can relate to are always best to listen too🤘🏻

  90. Timothy Grigsby

    Hey is country!

  91. zac d'len

    Cody Jinks your good for my soul. Thanks brother....

  92. AmfIII

    There’s nothing that’s bubblegum, pop country about this sh!t!

  93. Sherrer H

    Another great one....

  94. Tessa simonek

    Waco is in everything now lol

  95. BlueWaterSnipe

    Been seeing a lot of Jinks shirts and bumper stickers around lately. The good stuff is catching on.

    Dale Southwick

    The Truth is what his words are

    Chris V

    Yea buddy. People seeing the good in life good music and real talk.

  96. Keenan Kelley

    My Old Friend... Hits right at home for me. Farmlife is all I know!! Cody we thank God everyday at our farm you and your music keep comin because you’ve kept true and haven’t sold out to them Nashville Trashers...!!!!

  97. Kenny Coultrap

    I can hear the corroboration with Ward Davis in this song.
    What a great mix of songwriting and talent !
    I am so glad this new album is out now. I have worn out my collection of CJ and Ward Davis music in my work van, but I always seem to go back to it all.
    Thanks to the entire band !

    Richard Bennett

    Kenny Coultrap: Actually , Tennessee Jet and Cody got together on this one.