"Friends In Low Places" as written by Dewayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee....
Blame it all on my roots
I showed up in boots
And ruined your black tie affair
The last one to know
The last one to show
I was the last one
You thought you'd see there
And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said honey we may be through
But you'll never hear me complain

'Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh I've got friends in low places

Well I guess I was wrong
I just don't belong
But then I've been there before
Everything's all right
I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door
Hey I didn't mean
To cause a big scene
Just give me an hour and then
Well I'll be as high
As that ivory tower
That you're livin' in

'Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh I've got friends in low places

I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh I've got friends in low places

I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh I've got friends in low places

I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay.


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"Friends In Low Places" as written by Dewayne Blackwell Earl Lee

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  • +3
    My InterpretationThe song is about trying to justify belligerent indignation. This cat shows up to a wedding dressed up like an extra on Hee-Haw, and then tries to make the bride, groom and guests feel bad about themselves for having made life choices that differed from his own.

    With all of that charm, I can't imagine why she didn't choose to marry him instead.
    obnoxionon August 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is without a doubt my favorite song by Garth next to "rodeo", "the thunder rolls", "if tomorrow never comes", "two pina colodas", "the river", "unanswered prayers", and "papa loved mama". Garth is a great country artist in general!
    shyanne_13on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks much more ass with the third verse.nuff said
    shryan135on October 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anybody know the live version so it can be posted on here?
    angeleyes69_4202003on April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I guess I was wrong
    I just don't belong
    But then, I've been there before
    Everything's all right
    I'll just say goodnight
    And I'll show myself to the door
    Hey I didn't mean
    To cause a big scene
    Just wait til I finish this glass
    Then sweet little lady
    I'll get back to the bar
    And you can kiss my ass!!

    here's the third verese that goes in the live version.
    the live version is no doubt the best version and this is an awsome song.
    FLcountryboyon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's sayig I don't need you or your snooty bitch friends, I've got freinds who get drunk and high and that's all I need to get over you.
    NillaHeadon February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a man, who's former lover is getting married "black tie affair", and he shows up to plainly say, i dont need you anymore because i have friends "in low places" who he will drink away her memory with
    evan2006on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat drinking song! Memories of Beach Week '05; awesome.
    HabsFanVAon July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a song anyone can sing along to, we used to sing this on mission trips and it would drive our preacher crazy. And like most of Garth's songs much better live, but phenomenal either way
    waiting4myrucaon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does he mean when he says, 'give me an hour, and i'll be as high as that ivory tower"? Does he mean high, like as in the effect of reefer?
    guerillainthemidston February 17, 2007   Link

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