Hayes Carll - Arkansas Blues Lyrics
Well I hide behind my guitar like a sparrow in the night
Hopinâ€™ I might fly away anew
Cause theyâ€™ll love you when youâ€™re wrong
And then leave you when youâ€™re right
Tell me baby, whatâ€™s a boy to do?
Well I came to town a stranger, not knowinâ€™ how to act
Figured Iâ€™d hang out and just get found.
Made me some new friends
They climbed way up on my back
Been gone so long they ainâ€™t cominâ€™ down
You can kiss the sky good morning
You can say your prayers at night
Hide your soul way down in your shoes,
But itâ€™s the same old scene
Borrowed love and faded dreams
And you just canâ€™t hide from those Arkansas Blues.
Well time is playinâ€™ tricks on me
Makes me thing Iâ€™m movinâ€™ fast
I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m movinâ€™ at all
And every strangerâ€™s face I see reminds me of the past
Come on big and leave you feelinâ€™ small
So I took to drinkinâ€™ 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 canâ€™t leave this place too soon.
And it donâ€™t take no rhyme or reason
It donâ€™t make no sense at all
Just one of those things that you donâ€™t choose
Itâ€™s the same old thing
Broken hearts and busted strings
And you just canâ€™t run from those Arkansas Blues.
Everybodyâ€™s asking questions about whose side are you on
I donâ€™t see how it matters much to me
And all these midnight celebrations
That are ended by the dawn
Leave you feelinâ€™ low as you can be
So Iâ€™m leaving town this morning, gonna lighten up my load
See if I canâ€™t lose what I have found
And itâ€™s one drink for the memories
And one kiss for the road
Look out, I believe Iâ€™m 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 canâ€™t run from the Arkansas Blues.
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