"Luther Played Guitar" as written by and Stan Ridgway....
Now we were young and we were bold
We were three out on the road
Stayin' up all night and drivin' past the dawn
Me and two from Tennessee, up in lights on that marquee
From Folsom Prison to San Quentin, oh but now those days are gone

His guitar was dark and deep, he played in the lower range
Even now it sends a shiver up my spine
He played a twangin' metal string, and his tone was round and strange
He left too soon and no one's ever took his place inside my mind

Luther, can you hear me where you are?
I'm still out here on the road and travelin' so far
Yeah Luther?

Yes, and I still miss the time, when we'd three play

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"Luther Played Guitar" as written by Stan Ridgway


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    General CommentAbout Luther Perkins, Johnny Cash's guitar player and half of the Tennesee Two. Takes balls to write a song from the point of view of Johnny Cash, if you aren't Johnny Cash. Luther was once asked why he always played the same licks by Elvis guitar player. he said "You're looking for something. I found it". One of Stan's better bio songs.
    nathan1149on April 09, 2018   Link

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