"Sugar Town" as written by and Lee Hazlewood....
I got some troubles, but they won't last
I'm gonna lay right down here in the grass
And pretty soon all my troubles will pass
'Cause I'm in shoo-shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo-shoo
Shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo Sugar Town

I never had a dog that liked me some
Never had a friend or wanted one
So I just lay back and laugh at the sun
'Cause I'm in shoo-shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo-shoo
Shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo Sugar Town

Yesterday it rained in Tennessee
I heard it also rained in Tallahassee
But not a drop fell on little old me
'Cause I was in shoo-shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo-shoo
Shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo Sugar Town

If I had a million dollars or ten
I'd give to ya, world, and then
You'd go away and let me spend
My life in shoo-shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo-shoo
Shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo Sugar Town


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"Sugar Town" as written by Lee Hazlewood

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    Song MeaningIt's a very simple song about living in emotional isolation from the rest of the world, so the narrator is unaffected by life. Put to good use in (500) Days Of Summer.
    TheAlternativeRouteon July 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The only thing i can think of as a meaning is drugs? Or someone who's oblivious to absolutely everything.
    MaggieMayIsiton June 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsuch a fun little carefree song :)
    chloemarinaon November 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing that "being in sugar town" is beatnik slang for being high on LSD. In the 60's, LSD was usually taken by swallowing a sugar cube onto which a drop of the LSD chemical was dripped.

    "Not a drop fell on little old me"

    "Pretty soon all my troubles will pass"

    "Lay right here in the grass" may allude to marijuana.

    "Ten dollars" was probably what a sugarcube of LSD cost in 1966.
    rasputin1963on September 16, 2011   Link
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    Song Fact“Sugar Town was an LSD song if there ever was one,” Hazlewood recalled in an interview, "I wasn't a doper so I didn't know what it was but I asked them. It was LSD and one of the kids said, 'You know, it’s kinda Sugar Town.'"
    spike1mogon January 10, 2015   Link

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