The Favorites

I was 6 years old when daddy got remarried
On account of momma dying
When I was 3
That night they had a big people’s party
My second momma handed it to me

That was my favorite cup of ice cream
Homemade vanilla cranked by hand
I stood between the bride and groom
I got to lick the spoon

That was the best I ever had
That was the best I ever had

I was 14 when I got my first guitar
With money I had saved for half a year
When I held it
I looked just like Paul McCartney
At least that’s what the salesman said at Sears

That was my favorite ever guitar
I played as loud as I did bad
Two chords were I all I knew
It never stayed in tune

That was the best I ever had
That was the best I ever had

I’ve talked a lot more than I planned to
Something about you brings it out in me
And it’s only our first date
So this might scare you away
But there’s one more thing to say
Before we leave
That was my favorite cup of coffee