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Lyle Lovett — West Texas Highway
Album: Step Inside This House
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:24
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Now I was driving down
A West Texas highway
I saw a hitchhiker
And his thumb was pointing my way
He didn't look suspicious
And he didn't look any too clean

I put on my brakes
And I opened my door
I could tell he was a bum
By the muddy boot he wore
He said I'm going down to Haskell
Got a woman down in Abilene

He said East Texas
Is where I come from
I was working a rodeo out there
And it sure got humdrum
So I'm just traveling around
A whole lot of Texas I've seen

I'm mighty glad
You were going my way
In your brand new clothes there
And your great big Chevrolet
I'm going down to Haskell
Got a woman down in Abilene

Well he was grinning like a possum
And a mighty happy rascal
And he waved good-bye
When I let him out in Haskell
And that's about the last
Of that old road tramp
I ever did see

But I'm still wishing
To this very day
That he had my clothes
And my big Chevrolet
And it was me going to Haskell
With a woman down in Abilene
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 rabbi_phil wrote:
If you're a dyed in the wool Lyle Lovett fan no words can describe how much fun it is to listen to his music. thanksRP
 
Exactly my thoughts when this came on.
this guy is great - isn't he... {#Whisper}

Got tickets to see Lyle tomorrow night, can't wait.
Bum, in this lyric, refers to "rodeo bum", not a hobo. Think "ski bum". Great interpretation of a well written song.
Another Lyle after my own heart!!!!!!     {#Jump}
 rabbi_phil wrote:
If you're a dyed in the wool Lyle Lovett fan no words can describe how much fun it is to listen to his music. thanksRP
 
Well, this song goes a long way towards my becoming a fan.


If you're a dyed in the wool Lyle Lovett fan no words can describe how much fun it is to listen to his music. thanksRP
Something about Lyle Lovett's music just makes me grin like a village idiot without the village... {#Sunny}
 ambrebalte wrote:

I only heard very little from Lyle Lovett before to be a RP listener. I am very grateful to RP for that I can discover such talent. It just makes me want to travel to Texas. And believe me, everything was done these late years to discourage that... Which is stupid, because a region cannot be reduced to its worst parts, can it?



 

Just a warning, if you visit Austin you won't want to leave. But I always say it's not really Texas bc it's got it's on groove.

I only heard very little from Lyle Lovett before to be a RP listener. I am very grateful to RP for that I can discover such talent. It just makes me want to travel to Texas. And believe me, everything was done these late years to discourage that... Which is stupid, because a region cannot be reduced to its worst parts, can it?



phhht wrote:
Well, it's not strictly a Lovett song; it was written by Michael Martin Murphey and Boomer somebody.
Boomer Castleman and Michael Martin Murphey. The focus of this album was on Texas songwriters (every tune is a cover), which just makes it all the more charming a collection. Most excellent tune from Mr. Lovett.
A DJ remarked once regarding one of the many of Lyle's self penned songs, that Lyle's tongue was firmly in his cheek when singing his songs. I'm a big fan of Lyle, in a big way because of that very tongue/cheek thing he can do.
This whole album (2 disk set) is full of Lyle covering some of his favorite songs. Classic Lyle.
YES! YES! More Lyle!
MaxEmerika wrote:
So did Julia Roberts, for about a week.
He got tired of her whoring!!!
samiyam wrote:
I kinda like Lyle's style.
So did Julia Roberts, for about a week.
Not bad. I kinda like Lyle's style. Sorta sets easy on the ears.
the_om wrote:
Well sung, well played, but it sounds like any number of Lyle Lovett songs.
Well, it's not strictly a Lovett song; it was written by Michael Martin Murphey and Boomer somebody.
Well sung, well played, but it sounds like any number of Lyle Lovett songs.
Another Lyle Lovett tune. Awesome guys!
Lyle is ALWAYS a good choice. :nodhead: