"Hard Core Troubadour" as written by and Steve Earle....
Girl, don't bother in lockin' door
He's out there hollering, "Darlin' don't you love me no more?"
You always let him in before, now didn't you

He's just singin' the same old song
That he always sang before
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours

Now girl, better figure out which is which
Wherefore art thou Romeo you son of a bitch
You'd just as soon fight as switch, now wouldn't you

He come and make love on your satin sheets
Wake up on your livin' room floor
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours

And now he's the last of the all night, do right
Stand beneath your window 'til daylight
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours
Baby, what you waitin' for, alright

Girl, figure out what you're gonna do
When he moves on again and he leaves you alone and blue
But you knew he is just passin' through, now didn't you

And now you can't just say this is the last time baby
Like you always did before
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours

And now he's the last of the all night, do right
Stand beneath your window 'til daylight
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours
Baby, what you waitin' for

He's the last of the all night, do right
Hey Rosalita won't you come out tonight
He's the last of the hard-core troubadours


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"Hard-Core Troubadour" as written by Steve Earle

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  • +1
    General CommentI love the callback to Springsteen (Rosalita). This song has similar energy to the Springsteen song.
    sharkycharmingon April 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is presently my favorite Steve tune, that changes all the time, he's got so many that are beyond great. Intelligent, real, cool shit.
    Brachson July 13, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song! I have no idea what it means but is is cool like Steve Earle.
    BoyBlueon January 15, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBoyBlue,
    You're so cute with that comment!!!
    I too LOVES this song.

    This song is about a hard core lover who will stop at nothing to get his lover. He is the good guy trying his hardest and he ain't givin' up.

    Sly.
    SLYcraftson November 12, 2007   Link

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