My Daddy was a simple man, he made a livin' off a' Tennessee land
kept food on the table when the river'd run dry
crops bakin up on top of the hill, he'd hand-carry water up from the well
said,I'll do what I can, the Lord'll get us all by.
He was stronger than Superman, Spiderman, he was better than the first Tarzan
He fought in the war a couple'a times, he had battle-scars and blind in one eye,
All of his teeth when he was 93, and before he died he could still whip me,
that kind of man, is a Legacy
I guess I was 10 or a little more, I knew we weren't rich but I knew we weren't
A man came up and said progress is comin on thru.
But Mama ruled by heart and a firm right hand, she opened the door and then
pointed for the man, please leave our house and No thank you.
She was like a hero from a comic book, she could save the day
do whatever it took.
like Supergirl, or Batgirl, she was Wonder Woman in my Daddy's world
drive a flat-bed ford, or machinery, there was nothin else as pretty to see
and that kind of woman leaves, a Legacy
Now I'm on the same piece of land, the river is a creek and a lotta sand
there's food on the table, Lord helps us get by
every now and again I will, think I see Daddy walkin up that hill
he'll turn and say "son, you're doin just fine"
He made me feel like the incredible Hulk or so it looked, or any other hero
from a comic book
Ironman, even Aquaman, with a little Ghost Rider but all Uncle Sam
a real G.I. but not a regular Joe, like Cisco kid, better than Zoro
and I'll pass it down, in my family, Legacy
my kids are the Rangers, and I'm a bad man, I tried to let 'em have as much
fun as I had, not one regret or complaint from me, I'm as proud as a Dad can be
and with them three, I leave a Legacy, oh, a Legacy.