LOOSE CHANGE IN NASHVILLE
[ country-folk; co-written by Daniel Muhammad ]


    Well Gran'pa used to tell me, donít try to fix whatís broke
    And I never could quite figure out if that was just his joke
    To keep me from feeling sorry for the wretched life I live
    Tryin' to squeeze water from a stone thatís got no more to give

          Wanted to play my steel guitar on the Grand Olí Opry
          So I hitchhiked from West LA out to Nashville, Tennessee
          Guess I learned the hard way, tough to eat playiní songs for free
          But without a shirt left on my back, donít mind so much the humidity

    Found a cardboard box under a bridge not far from Music Row
    And I was just settliní in when the sheriff said itís time to go
    Now Iím stranded here on Broadway hopiní to someday score
    Playiní for loose change outside of the Ernest Tubb record store

          Wanted to play my steel guitar on the Grand Olí Opry
          So I hitchhiked from West LA out to Nashville, Tennessee
          Guess I learned the hard way, tough to eat playiní songs for free
          But without a shirt left on my back, donít mind so much the humidity

    Well, it ainít so bad in Nashville except for when it rains
    Which is half the night most every day, least thatís how it seems
    Guess if you wanna be a big star, bound to pay a big price
    Sure hope Iím not asked to do this gig much more than once or twice

          Wanted to play my steel guitar on the Grand Olí Opry
          So I hitchhiked from West LA out to Nashville, Tennessee
          Guess I learned the hard way, tough to eat playiní songs for free
          But without a shirt left on my back, donít mind so much the humidity
          Now Iím stranded here on Broadway still hopiní to someday score
          Playiní for loose change outside of the Ernest Tubb record store



           


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