City Of Music

Album: Yet to be titled (2021)
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  • The karaoke queen of Tyler, Texas outgrew her little pond
    She packed up her car, took the Church Street exit
    On half a tank of broken songs
    Hit the ground running on Broadway,
    And while she's waiting on her dream to come true
    Someone's gotta tend the bars, someone's gotta sell the boots
    In the city of music

    Second-string quarterback, junior transfer
    Learning how to play guitar
    He bought a ring for his high school girlfriend
    Right before she broke his heart
    Now she's getting married to his ex-best friend
    And there's only one thing to do
    'Cause you can make a million dollars just by singing the blues
    In the city of music

    Tell the truth, play some chords
    Pay your dues and praise the Lord
    Cadillacs, 4x4s
    It's the city of music
    This ain't no Big Apple or La La Land
    Harlan drank right where you stand
    Tell the bouncer you're with the band
    It's the city of music
    Singing, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

    So she sold him some boots on Friday,
    And he wore 'em on their date that night
    They sat around singing George and Tammy,
    And woke up in a co-write
    Maybe it'll last forever, maybe only a week or two
    Sometimes you write the songs and sometimes the songs write you

    Just tell the truth, play some chords
    Pay your dues and praise the Lord
    Cadillacs, 4x4s
    It's the city of music
    This is hillbilly holy land
    Ol' Hank drank right where you stand
    It's alright, I'm with the band
    It's the city of music

    Sing it for the ghosts that came before you
    And play 'til your fingers hurt
    Leave something that'll ring out after
    In the rafters of the Mother Church

    Tell the truth, play some chords
    Pay your dues and praise the Lord
    Cadillacs, 4x4s
    It's the city of music
    I am a pilgrim in this land
    Mother Maybelle take my hand
    It's alright, I'm with the band
    It's the city of music
    Singing, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
    Singing for the children, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh Writer/s: Brad Paisley, Lee Thomas Miller, Ross Copperman
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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