overnight sensation

I’ve been kicking round here
for nearly twenty years
I’m a singer no one’s heard of
I play for smoke and beers
I’m an overnight sensation
I’ll make you smile or bring tears
I’ve been kicking round here
For nearly twenty years

Right now I’m playing at a place
On cinder blocks and wood
It’s not the worst stage that I’ve played
In fact, it is quite good
The crowd is small, the beer is cold
But, it’s the best bar in the hood
I’m playing for my beer and smokes
On cinder blocks and wood

The music is my heartbeat
The people are my muse
I play because I love to
Damn, man…I’ve paid my dues
I’m an overnight sensation
Playing what you want to hear
I’ve been playing for the people
For near on twenty years

The crowd looks up, some clap a bit
Most live above the bar
At least if they don’t like the show
They don’t have to go too far
It’s just me up here, alone and bare
Taking tips in an old jar
I play mainly for my beer and smokes
For the folks above the bar

I’ve never made the big time play
I hit the road but not for long
I write my stuff, but cover most
Because in truth, my life’s a song
I sing old stuff more than glammed up tunes
To sell out, to me is wrong
If I’m not here, I won’t be far
I hit the road, but not for long

The music is my heartbeat
The people are my muse
I play because I love to
Damn, man…I’ve paid my dues
I’m an overnight sensation
Playing what you want to hear
I’ve been playing for the people
For near on twenty years

I know I am a dinosaur
I sing songs that drip with age
Most bars I play once hosted folks
Who sang these tunes upon their stage
But, now, it’s me and empty chairs
Beer and smokes make up my wage
I know I am a dinosaur
Singing songs that drip with age

I sing County Western
Not ’bout beer, and girls in shorts
I sing about the country
Of heartache, not of sports
I show you what’s beneath the crust
Without makeup, and with warts
I sing Country Western
Not ’bout beer, and girls in shorts

The music is my heartbeat
The people are my muse
I play because I love to
Damn, man…I’ve paid my dues
I’m an overnight sensation
Playing what you want to hear
I’ve been playing for the people
For near on twenty years

#music   #country   #bars   #cw   #sensation   #overninght  
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