Steve Earle

There ain't a lot that you can do in this town

You drive down to the lake and then you turn back around

You go to school and you learn to read and write

So you can walk into the county bank and sign away your life

I work at the fillin' station on the interstate

Pumpin' gasoline and countin' out of state plates

They ask me how far into Memphis son, and where's the nearest beer

And they don't even know that there's a town around here

Someday I'm finally gonna let go

'Cause I know there's a better way

And I wanna know what's over that rainbow

I'm gonna get out of here someday

Now my brother went to college cause he played football

I'm still hangin' round cause I'm a little bit small

I got me a 67 Chevy, she's low and sleek and black

Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back


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