Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road album coverImage via Wikipedia
Steve Earle, 1988:

"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 pound a yeast and some copper line everybody knew that he made moonshine
now the revenue man wanted grandaddy bad,
headed up the holler with everything he had,
its before my time but i've been told, he never come back from copperhead road

now daddy ran the whiskey in a big black dodge,
bought it at an auction at the masons lodge
johnson county sherif painted on the side
just shot a coat of primer and they looked inside
well him and my uncle tore that engine down
i still remember that rumbling sound
then the sheriff came round in the middle of the night,
heard momma crying knew somethen wasn't right
he was headed down to knoxville with the weekly 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 done 2 tours of duty in vietnam
i came home with a brand new plan,
i took the seed from columbia and mexico
just plant it at 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 dont ya know,
you better stay away from copperhead road

copperhead road
copperhead road
copperhead road"

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