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    Arkansas Blues

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    Arkansas Blues
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      About "Arkansas Blues"

      Lyrics for Hayes Carll - "Arkansas Blues"

      Well I hide behind my guitar like a sparrow in the night
      Hopin' I might fly away anew
      Cause they'll love you when you're wrong
      And then leave you when you're right
      Tell me baby, what's a boy to do?

      Well I came to town a stranger, not knowin' how to act
      Figured I'd hang out and just get found.
      Made me some new friends
      They climbed way up on my back
      Been gone so long they ain't comin' down

      You can kiss the sky good morning
      You can say your prayers at night
      Hide your soul way down in your shoes,
      But it's the same old scene
      Borrowed love and faded dreams
      And you just can't hide from those Arkansas blues.

      Well time is playin' tricks on me
      Makes me thing I'm movin' fast
      I don't think I'm movin' at all
      And every stranger's face I see reminds me of the past
      Come on big and leave you feelin' small

      So I took to drinkin' liquor on the other side of town
      Way up in those woods beside the moon
      Where every graceful dream I had got lost without a sound
      Tell you what, I can't leave this place too soon.

      And it don't take no rhyme or reason
      It don't make no sense at all
      Just one of those things that you don't choose
      It's the same old thing
      Broken hearts and busted strings
      And you just can't run from those Arkansas blues.

      Everybody's asking questions about whose side are you on
      I don't see how it matters much to me
      And all these midnight celebrations
      That are ended by the dawn
      Leave you feelin' low as you can be

      So I'm leaving town this morning, gonna lighten up my load
      See if I can't lose what I have found
      And it's one drink for the memories
      And one kiss for the road
      Look out, I believe I'm Texas bound
      California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Tennessee
      I been all around this land to pay my dues
      High, low, and right behind me
      Wherever I go they find me
      And I just can't run from the Arkansas blues.

      SONGWRITERS:
      WILLIAMS, SPENCER / LADA, ANTON
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