Hayes Carll - Arkansas Blues Lyrics
Well I hide behind my guitar like a sparrow in the night
Hopiní I might fly away anew
Cause theyíll love you when youíre wrong
And then leave you when youíre right
Tell me baby, whatís a boy to do?
Well I came to town a stranger, not knowiní how to act
Figured Iíd hang out and just get found.
Made me some new friends
They climbed way up on my back
Been gone so long they ainít cominí down
You can kiss the sky good morning
You can say your prayers at night
Hide your soul way down in your shoes,
But itís the same old scene
Borrowed love and faded dreams
And you just canít hide from those Arkansas Blues.
Well time is playiní tricks on me
Makes me thing Iím moviní fast
I donít think Iím moviní at all
And every strangerís face I see reminds me of the past
Come on big and leave you feeliní small
So I took to drinkiní liquor on the other side of town
Way up in those woods beside the moon
Where every graceful dream I had got lost without a sound
Tell you what, I canít leave this place too soon.
And it donít take no rhyme or reason
It donít make no sense at all
Just one of those things that you donít choose
Itís the same old thing
Broken hearts and busted strings
And you just canít run from those Arkansas Blues.
Everybodyís asking questions about whose side are you on
I donít see how it matters much to me
And all these midnight celebrations
That are ended by the dawn
Leave you feeliní low as you can be
So Iím leaving town this morning, gonna lighten up my load
See if I canít lose what I have found
And itís one drink for the memories
And one kiss for the road
Look out, I believe Iím Texas bound
California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Tennessee
I been all around this land to pay my dues
High, low, and right behind me
Wherever I go they find me
And I just canít run from the Arkansas Blues.
Carll Hayes Tabs