Hey pretty baby are you ready for me
Yeah it's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee
I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone
With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on

There's a speed trap up ahead in Selma Town
But no local yokel gonna shut me down
'Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound
And we've come a thousand miles from a Guitar Town

Nothin' ever happened 'round my hometown
And I ain't the kind to just hang around
But I heard someone callin' my name one day
And I followed that voice down the lost highway

Everybody told me you can't get far
On thirty-seven dollars and a Jap guitar
Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down
And a rockin' little combo from the Guitar Town

Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault
I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt
Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop
Stumble in the restaurant wonderin' why I don't stop

Well I gotta keep rockin' while I still can
I gotta two pack habit and a motel tan
When my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man
With my back to the riser I make my stand

And hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight
I'm loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight
One of these days I'm gonna settle down
And take you back with me to the Guitar Town


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Guitar Town Lyrics as written by Steve Earle

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    Another great tune...if it's country or not, I still like it. Steve Earle has a magic touch and his style of country is still necessary today. Too bad, he resides on the outside and has to look in.

    OpinionHeadon October 13, 2004   Link
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    His biggest hit from the 80s, aside from Copperhead Road. Definitely a good one, and well worth a listen.

    Buddha of Suburbiaon May 05, 2006   Link
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    One of my favorite songs of all time. Along with Townes Van Zant's "Pancho and Lefty," I never get tired of hearing this song. It's another great country "road" song. Like Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It In a Love Song," Merle Haggard's "Lonesome Fugitive," and many others, this song expresses the love for being on the road and all the freedom and independence that comes along with that lifestyle. Heck of a tune!

    smtownon December 26, 2006   Link
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    Just a great, great song by a great, great artist. Don't much care for his politics but hey, if I let that get in the way I'd be stuck listening to nothing but Ted Nugent (love) and Kid Rock (don't)

    DiceTumbleron September 05, 2013   Link
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    Yeah, top c&w. The Emmylou Harris cover version is good an' all.

    alfiebabyon May 16, 2006   Link

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