If I Told You Who It Was

Album: Out Among the Stars (2014)
  • I was down in music city 'bout a week ago
    I wanted to see the brand old Loper show
    So I held a cap and I headed down to Opryland
    They said they sold their last ticked the day before
    So I kinda just hung around the backstage door
    And down the steps she came, men oh men
    My favourite female country star
    She waved her fans and headed for her car
    Her tire, unlike her body, was very flat
    She said, could you change my tire
    I said your wish is my desire
    As she raised the lid, I grabbed her bomber jack
    She said I sure do appreciate you're changing my tire

    If I told you who it was, if I told you who it was
    You'd say I was making it up
    You've seen her on the screen and in country magazines
    You'd think I was making it up
    She said it was our little secret and by golly
    Oh I'm gonna keep it
    Anyway you wouldn't believe it
    If I told you who it was

    She said you need a lift and I said well
    You can drop me of at the York motel
    So we headed down Briley parkway in the town
    I told her I got all your records ma'am
    She smiled and said well I be damned
    She said, you're kind of cute fellar, wanna mess around?
    When we got to my room just the people lied
    I said sure wish I could've heard you sing tonight
    She smiled at me and said what do you wanna hear?
    Well if I was one of them country music folks
    I'll tell you, she'd sure get my vote for the best performance of the year

    If I told you who it was, if I told you who it was
    You'd say I was making it up
    You've seen her on the screen and in country magazines
    You'd think I was making it up
    She said it was our little secret and by golly
    Oh I'm gonna keep it
    Anyway you wouldn't believe it
    If I told you who it was

    Well I tell you this much
    When I put my arms around her and squeezed her real tight
    She looked up at me with those big beautiful eyes
    Took a deep breath in the side and said:
    "Howdy I'm just so proud to be here!"

    If I told you who it was, if I told you who it was
    You'd say I was making it up
    You've seen her on the screen and in country magazines
    You'd think I was making it up
    She said it was our little secret and by golly
    Oh I'm gonna keep it
    Anyway you wouldn't believe it
    If I told you who it was Writer/s: BRADDOCK, PUTMAN JR.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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