Steve Earle

In Ft. Worth all the neon's burnin' bright

Pretty lights red and blue

But they'd shut down all the honky tonks tonight

And say a prayer or two

If they only knew

You used to say the highway was your home

But we both know that ain't true

It's just the only place a man can go

When he don't know where he's travelin' to

But Colorado's always clean and healin'

And Tennessee in Spring is green and cool

It never really was your kind of town

But you went around with the Ft. Worth Blues

Somewhere up beyond the great divide

Where the sky is wide and the clouds are few

A man can see his way clear to the light

Just hold on tight

That's all you gotta do

And they say Texas weather's always changin'

And one thing change'll bring is somethin' new

And Houston really ain't that bad a town

So you hang around with the Ft. Worth Blues

There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight

Silver light over green and blue

And every place I travel through, I find

Some kinda sign that you've been through

But Amsterdam was always good for grieving

And London never fails to leave me blue

Paris never was my kinda town

So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues


Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle on January 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas) is a singer-songwriter best known for his country music and rock 'n roll tinged "alt-country." He is also a published writer, a keen political activist (particularly in protesting against the death penalty in the U.S., as in his song "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking), and has written and directed a play. Earle also had small roles on the HBO television shows "The Wire" and "Treme". ... Read More