Steve Earle

Just when every ray of hope was gone

I should have known that you would come along

I can't believe I ever doubted you

My old friend the blues

Another lonely night, a nameless town

If sleep don't take me first, you'll come around

'Cause I know I can always count on you

My old friend the blues

Lovers leave and friends will let you down

But you're the only sure thing that I've found

No matter what I do I'll never lose

My old friend the blues

Just let me hide my weary heart in you

My old friend the 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