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GUITAR TOWN
Steve Earle


Hey pretty baby are you ready for me

It's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee

I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone

With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on

There's a speed trap up ahead in Selma Town

But no local yokel gonna shut me down

'Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound

And we've come a thousand miles from a Guitar Town

Nothin' ever happened 'round my hometown

And I ain't the kind to just hang around

But I heard someone callin' my name one day

And I followed that voice down the lost highway

Everybody told me you can't get far

On thirty-seven dollars and a jap guitar

Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down

And a rockin' little combo from the Guitar Town


Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault

I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt

Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop

Stumble in the restaurant wonderin' why I don't stop


Gotta keep rockin' why I still can

I gotta two pack habit and a motel tan

But when my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man

With my back to the riser I make my stand

And hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight

We're loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight

One of these days I'm gonna settle down

And take you back with me to the Guitar Town


STEVE EARLE

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