Now I'm just a bartender
And I don't like my work
But I don't mind the money at all
I see lots of sad faces
And lots of bad cases
Of folks with their backs to the wall

But I need four walls around me
To hold my life
To keep me from going astray
And a honky-tonk angel
To hold me tight
To keep me from slipping away

I can light up your smokes
I can laught at your jokes
I can watch you fall down on your knees
I can close down this bar
I can gas up my car
I can pack up and mail in my keys

Now the smoke fills the air
In this honky-tonk bar
And I'm thinking 'bout
Where I'd rather be
But I burned all my bridges
I sank all my ships
And I'm stranded at the edge of the sea

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    General CommentThis song was written for and recorded by George Jones. JT is a fan of the "Possum" and showed his appreciation by writing this song, which was a hit for Jones. And in my opinion, JT wrote a song that fit Jones better than many of his own songs. If you like this one, check out JT's version of Jones' song "She Thinks I Still Care" on his 2cd live album.
    piecesofcurbon June 10, 2005   Link

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