Every Little Honky Tonk Bar

Album: Honky Tonk Time Machine (2019)
  • Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge
    Ice creates the water that's no longer runnin' under it
    Stool holds the fool that pours the whiskey on his broken heart
    Cigarettes create the smoke that hides the lonesome in his eyes
    The jukebox plays Hank, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
    Dance floor holds the folks trying to forget who they are
    And that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar

    Friday night, it's a given
    I'll be L-I-V-N, livin'
    We'll dance on the bar 'til we're sleeping it off in the car
    Monday morning, it's a given
    I'll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin'
    And that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar

    Neon lights flashing bright 'til you're almost hypnotized
    Waitress, short skirt, gets hit on by every guy
    Comin' and goin', always rollin' with the flow
    Bartender, pour our drinks; Código, do a shot
    You think you're tall and bulletproof until somebody says you're not
    You step outside thinkin' you're gonna show 'em you are
    And that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar

    Friday night, it's a given
    We'll be L-I-V-N, livin'
    We'll dance on the bar 'til we're sleeping it off in the car
    Monday morning, it's a given
    We'll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin'
    And that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar
    Yeah, that's what happens in every little honky tonk bar

    Whiskey is the gasoline that lights the fire that burns the bridge Writer/s: Bubba Strait, Dean Dillon, George Strait
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp., HORI PRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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