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Classic Country K. A. Patterson: Albums

Where I've Been

(K. A. Patterson and the Paradise Band featuring Amber & Mike)



He pushed his mike up close in front of the hardened woman’s face, and asked about how freedom

felt after twenty years at State.  Then he followed up with a question on every single mind in the

room – “Can you tell us, now, why you killed the man for which that judge sentenced you?”


“ ‘Cause twenty years ago at the trial you wouldn’t tell the court one thing, like when Jesus stood

there silent before that king.  Now that your debt’s been paid and you’re a woman free and strong,

can you tell us, now, just what happened that made everything turn out so wrong?”  And she said…


You don’t know what you think you know about where I’ve been.  If you could feel the pain that’s written

my life story, it would break your heart, my friend.  So pardon me if I decline to answer what

you’ve asked so clear.  I won’t bring us both to tears by telling things no ears should ever have to hear.


Then she added…   The pain and anguish in my body and in my soul, that I endured so many years,

might never have made me go so far into the darkness of despair and hopelessness, though, even

now, I am unable to describe it to you, I must confess.


But when I caught him with my little angel, the sunshine of my world – and the innocence was

stolen from that dear sweet baby girl – I pray to God you would’ve saved her just the same way I

did then.  And, in a heartbeat, yes, the answer is “I’d do it all again”.


No, you don’t know what you think you know about where I’ve been. If you could feel the pain that’s written

my life story, it would break your heart, my friend.  So pardon me if I decline to answer what

you’ve asked so clear.  I won’t bring us both to tears by telling things no ears should ever have to hear.


You don’t know what you think you know about where I’ve been.  And if you knew the pain that’s written

my life story, it would tear out your heart, my friend.  So pardon me if I decline to answer what

you’ve asked so clear.  I won’t bring us both to tears by telling things no ears should ever have to hear.

I won’t bring them all to tears by repeating things no ears should ever have to hear.


You don’t know what you think you know about . . .  where   I’ve     been.


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