Chordproc: Steve Earle

Steve Earle


  1. Billy Austin
  2. Copperhead Road
  3. Days Aren't Long Enough
  4. Galway Girl
  5. Goodbye
  6. Now She's Gone
  7. Someday

Billy Austin

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My name is Billy Austin
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And I'm twenty-nine years old
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I was born in oklahoma
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Quarter Cherokee I'm told
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Don't remember Oklahoma
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Been so long since I left home
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Seems like I've always been in prison
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Like I've always been alone Didnt mean to hurt nobody Never thought Id cross that line I held up a filling station Like Id done a hundred times The kid done like I told him He lay face down on the floor Guess Ill never know what made me Turn and walk back through that door The shot rang out like thunder My ears rang like a bell No one came runnin So I called the cops myself Took their time to get there And I guess I coulda run I knew I should be feeling something But I never shed tear one I didnt even make the papers cause I only killed one man But my trial was over quickly And then the long hard wait began Court appointed lawyer Couldnt look me in the eye He just stood up and closed his briefcase When they sentenced me to die Now my waitins over As the final hour drags by I aint about to tell you That I don't deserve to die But theres twenty-seven men here Mostly black, brown and poor Most of em are guilty Who are you to say for sure? So when the preacher comes to get me And they shave off all my hair Could you take that long walk with me Knowing hell is waitin there Could you pull that switch yourself sir With a sure and steady hand Could you still tell youself That you're better than I am My name is Billy Austin Im twenty-nine years old I was born in oklahoma Quarter cherokee Im told



Copperhead Road

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Well my name's John Lee Pettimore Same as my daddy and his daddy before You hardly ever saw grandaddy down here He only come to town about twice a year He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line Everybody knew that he made moonshine
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Now the revenue man wanted grandaddy bad
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He headed up the holler with everything he had
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Before my time but I've been told
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He never come back from Copperhead Road
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Grandaddy ran whiskey in a big black Dodge Bought it at the auction at the Mason's Lodge Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side Just shot coat of primer then he looked inside Well him and my uncle tore that engine down I can still remember that rumblin'sound Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night I heard momma crying, knew something wasn't right He was headed down to Knoxville with a weekend load You could smell the whiskey burning down Copperhead Road I volunteered for the army on my birthday They draft the white trash first 'round here anyway I did two tours of duty in Vietnam I came home with a brand new plan I take seeds from Columbia and Mexico I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road Now the DEA's got a chopper in the air I wake up screaming like I'm back over there I learned a thing or two from Charlie don't you know You better stay away from Copperhead Road Copperhead Road Copperhead Road Copperhead Road



Days Aren't Long Enough

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Another year has come and gone
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Another circle 'round the sun
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Another thousand tears have fallen
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But I don't ever count 'em 'cause
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I'm surrounded by your love
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| And days are never long enough
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Four more seasons on parade
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Show their colours then they fade
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But that won't happen to us, darlin'
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We'll remember how it was
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Then begin again because
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| Days are never long enough
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Time's never late
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Isn't bound by our fate
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Try as we may
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Until the sun comes up
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On another day my love
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Days are never long enough
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Time's never late
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Isn't bound by our fate
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Try as we may
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Until the sun comes up
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On another day my love
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Days are never long enough



Galway Girl

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Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
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On a day-I-ay-I-ay
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I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
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on a grand soft day-I-ay
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And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
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'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
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'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl
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We were halfway there when the rain came down
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On a day-I-ay-I-ay
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And she took me up to her flat downtown
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Of a grand soft day-I-ay-I-ay
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And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
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'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
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And I lost my heart to a Galway girl
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When I woke up I was all alone
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With a broken heart and a ticket home
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And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
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If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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I've traveled around I've been all over this world
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Boys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway girl
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Goodbye

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I remember holdin' on to you
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All them long and lonely nights I put you through
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Somewhere in there I'm sure I made you cry
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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But I recall all of them nights down in Mexico
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One place I may never go
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Was I just off somewhere just too high
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye I only miss you every now and then Like a soft breeze blowin up from the Caribbean Most Novembers I break down and cry But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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Goodbye
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Goodbye



Now She's Gone

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She was her daddy's little darlin'
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Her mama's only child
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They didn't understand at all when
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She took to running wild
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She left town one day and never said goodbye
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Left a hole in Daddy's lap a tear in mama's eye
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Where'd we go wrong, now she's gone
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She met aboy up in Kentucky
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Charlie was his name
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Just when he thought he got lucky
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She stole his watch and chain
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She always kept on moving and she never wasted time
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And they say she left quite a string of broken hearts behind
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Woke up alone, now she's gone
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Me, I wasn't even trying
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You could say I was content
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She went through my life like lightning
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Blew out the other end
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I still taste her kisses smell her perfume in the wind
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And if I could you now that I would do it all again
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She done me wrong, Now she's gone



Someday

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There ain't a lot that you can do in this town You drive down to the lake and then you turn back around You go to school and you learn to read and write So you can walk into the county bank and sign away your life Now I work at the fillin station on the interstate I'm pumpin gasoline and countin out of state plates They ask me how far into Memphis son and where's the nearest beer They don't even know that there's a town around here
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Someday I'm finally gonna let go
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Cause I know there's a better way
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And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
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I'm gonna get out of here someday someday
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Now my brother went to college cause he played football I'm still hangin' round cause I'm a little bit small I got me a 67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back
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Someday I'm finally gonna let go
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Cause I know there's a better way
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And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
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I'm gonna get out of here someday
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I'm gonna get out of here someday
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Someday someday