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I heard a song "As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith.


Tright here is this component of the lyric that I do not really recognize the interpretation, "I ain"t as excellent as I when was yet I"m as excellent when as I ever before was".

By context of the video and also the whole lyric I practically guess "I can not be as great as the younger me the majority of of the time now, yet if I can be that excellent at that time I have the right to also be that excellent this time".

Am I correct?

The placement of "once" is type of confmaking use of me. I get the initially "once", but I do not get the feature of the second "once". An example of sentence making use of "once" with comparable function would be great.

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I ain"t as great as I once was...

I"m not as excellent now as I offered to be...

...yet I"m as great once as I ever before was

...but for one time only I deserve to be as excellent as the finest I remained in the previous.

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That is, in basic, he"s deteriorated, yet via a good initiative he deserve to equal his previous traditional.

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