Posts Tagged ‘austin city limits’

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Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room – Dwight Yoakam

August 5, 2008

She wore red dresses with her black shining hair,
Oh, she had my baby and caused me to care.
Then coldly she left me to suffer and cry.
Oh, she wore red dresses and told such sweet lies.

I never knew him but he took her away.
On my knees like a madman for vengeance I prayed.
All the pain and the anger destroyed my weak mind.
Oh, she wore red dresses and left the wounded behind.

I searched till I found them. Then I cursed at the sight
Of their sleeping shadows in the cold neon light.
In the dark morning silence, I placed the gun to her head.
Oh, she wore red dresses but now she lay dead.

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La Pistola y El Corazon – Los Lobos

July 3, 2008

The Gun and The Heart

I don’t know how to tell you
I don’t know how to explain to you
There is no remedy
For what I feel.

The moon tells me one thing
The stars tell me another
and the light of day sings to me
This sad song.

My Love, the kisses you gave me
Are the ones that are killing me
And my tears are already as dry
As my gun and my heart
And here life always passes
with the gun and the heart.

I don’t know how to love you
I don’t know how to embrace you
Because all I have left in me
is pain.

This night is dark
with calm shadows
and the breeze follows me singing
This humble song.

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Crazy As A Loon – John Prine

June 28, 2008

Back before I was a movie star
Straight off of the farm
I had a picture of another man’s wife
Tattooed on my arm
With a pack of Camel cigarettes
In the sleeve of my tee shirt
I’m headin’ out to Hollywood
Just to have my feelings hurt

That town will make you crazy
Just give it a little time
You’ll be walking ’round in circles
Down at Hollywood and Vine
You’ll be waitin’ on a phone call
At the wrong end of a broom
Yes, that town’ll make you crazy
Crazy as a loon

So, I headed down to Nashville
To become a country star
Every night you’d find me hangin’
At every honky-tonk and bar
Pretty soon I met a woman
Pretty soon she done me wrong
Pretty soon my life got sadder
Than any country song

That town will make you crazy
Just give it a little time
You’ll be walking ’round in circles
Lookin’ for that country rhyme
You’ll be waitin’ on a phone call
At the wrong end of a broom
Yea, that town’ll make you crazy
Crazy as a loon

So, I gathered up my savvy
Bought myself a business suit
I headed up to New York City
Where a man can make some loot
I got hired Monday morning
Downsized that afternoon
Overcome with grief that evening
Now I’m crazy as a loon

So I’m up here in the north woods
Just staring at a lake
Wondering just exactly how much
They think a man can take
I eat fish to pass the time away
‘Neath this blue Canadian moon
This old world has made me crazy
Crazy as a loon
Lord, this world will make you crazy
Crazy as a loon