No country music for old men

They told him to just fade away
His time had past and all his kind would die

But he remembers when Hank played the Opry high as a kite
While Patsy Cline was out walking after midnight
Well, he saw the torch being passed from Lefty to Merle
Now there’s so-called successors but it’s hard to find a hero in this world

There ain’t no country music for old men
All of the good ones have died or just packed it in
Now there’s posers and losers and would-be outlaws who only know how to pretend
But there ain’t no country music for old men

He was sitting on a bar stool the first time he heard Jolene
A song by the prettiest angel he’d ever seen
Back when Nashville was swingin’ and making them deals
While old Buck was out strolling the streets of Bakersfield

There ain’t no country music for old men
All of the good ones have died or just packed it in
Now there’s posers and losers and would-be outlaws who only know how to pretend
But there ain’t no country music for old men
Loretta and Conway, Jones and Tammy Wynette
Songs about prison’s and passion and whiskey
That’s as good as it’s ever gonna get, yeah

They call him nostalgic with a permanent case of the blues
He just walks around wondering who’s gonna fill their shoes
Looking back on the great ones we’ve lost, he says why so soon?
He shed an ocean of tears on the graves of Johnny and June

There ain’t no country music for old men
All of the good ones have died or just packed it in
Now there’s posers and losers and would-be outlaws who only know how to pretend
But there ain’t no country music for old men
There ain’t no country music for old men

Songwriters: David Bellamy

burn baby burn

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: