All my rowdy friends have settled down
and it seems to be
more in the laid back songs.
Nobody wants to get drunk and get loud.
Everybody just wants to go back home.
I myself have seen my wilder days
and I have seen my name at the top of the page
but I need to find a friend just to run around.

But no one wants to get high on the town
and all my rowdy friends have settled down.

And I think I know what my father meant
when he sang about a lost highway
and old George Jones I'm glad to see he's finally getting straight,
and Waylon staying home
and loving Jesse more these days,

and nobody wants to get drunk and get loud
and all my rowdy friends have settled down.

and the hang overs hurt more then they used to
and corn bread and ice tea
took the place of pills and ninety-proof,
and it seems like none of us do things quite like we used to do

and nobody wants to get high on the town and all my rowdy friends have settled down.

Yeah I think I know what my father meant
when he sang about his lost highway
and Johnny Cash don't act like he did back in '68
and Kriss he is a movie star
and he's moved off to L.A.

and nobody wants to get drunk and get loud and all my rowdy friends have settled down

yeah me and my rowdy friends have rowdied on down.


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    General CommentI have finished college and I am getting older, and I have been doing a lot of thinking about becoming an adult. I can relate to this song as my friends and I are getting older, the times we share together are going to change.
    Octangon August 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song strikes a chord, with anybody that is setteling down. Hank Jr has taught us with many of his other songs that he hasn't.

    References:
    father & lost highway = Hank Sr and his classic Lost Highway explaining the dangers of a fast lifestyle
    George Jones = well known drinking problem (lawn mower incident)
    Waylon & Jesse = Waylon Jennings & his wife Jesse Coulter
    Johnny Cash in 68 kicked his drug habit
    Kris = Kris Kristofferson, who started out as a county singer before moving to LA to act in the movies.
    ILoutlawon February 04, 2009   Link

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