Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In LA)

Album: Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
Charted: 11
  • Livin' in the city
    Ain't never been my idea of gettin' it on
    But the job demands that you make new plans
    Before your big chance is gone

    You get a house in the hills
    You're payin' everyone's bills
    And they tell you that you're gonna go far
    But in the back of my mind
    I hear it time after time
    "Is that who you really are?"

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    But your mind's on Tennessee
    Lookin' back, I can remember the time
    When I sang my songs for free

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    Take a look at everything you own
    But now and then, my heart keeps goin' home

    Talkin' on the telephone
    Settin' up another day of people to meet
    You've gotta do what's right
    You've gotta spend the night
    Stayin' in touch with the street

    When you're surrounded by friends
    They say the fun never ends
    But I guess I'll never figure it out
    'Cause in the back of my mind
    I hear it time after time
    "Is this what it's all about?"

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    But your mind's on Tennessee
    Lookin' back, I can remember the time
    When I sang my songs for free

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    Take a look at everything you own
    But now and then, my heart keeps goin' home

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    But your mind's on Tennessee
    Lookin' back, I can remember the time
    When I sang my songs for free

    Country boy, you got your feet in L.A.
    Take a look at everything you own

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 12, 1975, Glen Campbell performed "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" on the late night weekly NBC-TV musical variety program, 'The Midnight Special"...
    At the time the song was at #24 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, five weeks later it would peak at #11 {for 2 weeks} and it spent fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And on December 21st, 1975 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    It was the second of three straight #1 records on the Adult Contemporary chart, preceded by "Rhinestone Cowboy" and then succeeded by "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"...
    Between 1961 and 2014 he had thirty-seven records on the Top 100 chart, five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Rhinestone Cowboy" for 2 weeks in 1975 and "Southern Nights" for 1 week in 1977...
    Five of his thirty-seven charted records on the Top 100 were duets, three with Bobbie Gentry, and one each with Anne Murray and Rita Coolidge...
    Glen Travis Campbell passed away at the age of 81 earlier this year on August 8th {2017}...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Staley from Dallas, TxThe followup to Rhinestone Cowboy, and basically a sequel, too. I think I actually like the melody for this one more, but Rhinestone Cowboy was a little bigger hit.
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