High Lonesome

Album: The '59 Sound (2008)
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  • So the ambulances came
    They took your pulse and packed up your things
    And the papers read
    Some boys forget what the heartache brings

    And the pounding in the street
    Was your heart in four-four time
    And the taste of defeat
    Was never too far from your mind

    And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis
    And in my head there's all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands
    I always kinda sorta wished I was someone else

    So gravity came
    And stole the temple that the schoolboys praised
    And the crowd shuffled in
    You're getting drinks for the same boys who once bought you everything

    And the powder on the bar was just this one time
    The patter on the bar was just this one night
    And only to get by

    And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis
    And in my head there's all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands
    I always kinda sorta wished I was someone else

    There was "Southern Accents" on the radio as I drove home
    And at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
    It's a pretty good song, baby you know the rest
    Baby, you know the rest

    And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    Always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis
    And in my head there's all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands
    I always kinda sorta wished I was someone else

    When our boots they hit the ground
    They made a high and lonesome sound
    When our boots they hit the ground
    They made a high and lonesome sound
    When our boots they hit the ground
    They made a high and lonesome sound

    When our boots they hit the ground
    Down from the clouds
    They made a high and lonesome sound Writer/s: BRIAN FALLON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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