I heard the burritos out in California
could fly higher than the birds
Roger McGinnis had a twelve-string guitar
it was like nothing I'd ever heard
and the eagles flew in from the west coast
like the birds, they were trying to be free
while in Texas, the talk turned to outlaws
like Willie and Waylon and me

hey,
well, they say Texas music's in the make
and we've been making' music that is free
doing' one-night stands,
playing' with our bands
Willie, Waylon and me
oh mad dog

they say the beatles were just the beginning
of everything music could be
just like the Stones I was rolling along
like a ship lost out on the sea
and Joplin would die for the future
and Dylan would write poetry
and in Texas, the talk turned to outlaws like
Willie and Waylon and me

recitation:
hey, my name is David Allan Coe and I'm from Dallas, Texas

they say Texas music's in the make
and we've been making' music that is free
doing' one-night stands,
playing' with our bands
Willie, Waylon and me
Big Jim

I heard the burritos out in California
could fly higher than the birds
Roger McGinnis had a twelve-string guitar
it was like nothing I'd ever heard
and the eagles flew in from the west coast
like the birds, they were trying to be free
while in Texas, the talk turned to outlaws like
Willie and Waylon and me


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    General CommentThis song is full of incredible references and flat out lies. He is writing about the "Outlaw Country " and country rock of the 70's.

    I heard the burritos out in California
    could fly higher than the birds
    Roger McGinnis had a twelve-string guitar
    it was like nothing I'd ever heard

    This verse references The Flying Burrito Brothers and Specifically Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman who were also members of The Byrds. He also references Roger McGuinn not McGinis the main Byrd.

    and the eagles flew in from the west coast
    like the birds, they were trying to be free
    while in Texas, the talk turned to outlaws
    like Willie and Waylon and me

    This verse is obviously about The Eagles and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

    The rest is pretty self explanatory he writes about Bob Dylan , The Beatles , The Rolling Stones , and Janis Joplin.
    russellptuckeron August 03, 2009   Link

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