Detroit born, I’ve swam the Great Lakes at times.
I grew up in California and learned that West Coast way of life.
I’ve been all through the country and seen some sights that sure were fine.
A cold drink, good country music, and time out on the road – things I am looking for.
I grew into the king of the road, every girl my potential queen.
I wanted to know every one — then hold them in my arms while I’d sing.
Been playing guitar nearly all my life, a bandstand in New York and under Vegas lights.
I play what I want, and I say whatever I like.
I love Bakersfield dearly, and I’ll sing Haggard all night.
35(+) years I never stopped to think, “Does that bottle hold any truth?”
Worried my share, but liquor never crossed a tooth.
That’s how it goes in my life, and you know it’s been a hard ride.
A bed of stone and a chair of knives, I cannot swim and the river’s so wide.
And now you see what it’s like to be me…
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