Honkytonk U

Album: Honkytonk University (2005)
Charted: 61
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  • My grandmother owned a night club
    On the Arkansas-Oklahoma line
    Mama put me on a Greyhound
    And I went to stay with her in the summertime
    I'd box up those empty long necks
    And stack 'em in the back and make a hand
    Then at night she'd let me sneak out
    Of the kitchen and sit in with the band

    Yes, I have sacked some quarterbacks
    And broke my share of bones along the way
    I knew it wouldn't last forever
    Semi-pro always means semi-paid
    I started climbing drilling rigs
    I'm oil field trash and proud as I can be, yeah
    Then I took my songs and guitar
    And sang 'em to a man from Tennessee

    I've played every beer joint tavern
    From New York City out to Pasadena
    Every corn dog fair and rodeo
    And sold out every basketball arena
    Like to get down with my boys
    In Afghanistan and Baghdad city too
    I am a red, white and blue blood
    Graduate of honky-tonk U

    A star can't burn forever
    And the brightest ones will someday lose their shine
    But the glass won't ever be
    Half empty in my optimistic mind
    I'll still have a song to sing
    And a band to turn it up and play it loud
    As long as there's a bar room
    With a corner stage and a honky-tonk crowd

    I've played every beer joint tavern
    From New York City out to Pasadena
    Every corn dog fair and rodeo
    And sold out every basketball arena
    I like to get down with my boys
    In Afghanistan and Baghdad city too
    Son, I'm a red, white and blue blood
    Graduate of honky-tonk U
    That's right a red, white and blue blood
    Graduate of honky-tonk U Writer/s: Toby Keith
    Publisher: Tokeco Tunes
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