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Country Boy, City Slicker On CD

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Country Boy, City Slicker On CD

Well, I moved into town to live like a city slicker,
Loaded my truck, found a place, and here I am,
Though a country boy has a head a bit thicker,
City life is not so hard to understand,

And I've been learnin' how to use a computor,
How to do some picture takin' with a cell phone,
How to get insurance for my truck and motor scooter,
But city life is nothing like back home,

Because where I come from, they call it the boonies,
Dirt roads, back woods, life as country as can be,
Though now I'm mixed in with all the town loonies,
They'll never take the country out of me,

Yea, I can still plant me a nice little garden,
Though not nearly as big as it use to be,
And still listen to country music, Dolly Parton,
She's on my coffee mug for all to see,

And I still get to do some dear huntin'
For those split tails runnin' 'round here,
And I make sure to keep my truck tuned and runnin'
By way of Auto Zone, or I'd run out of beer,

Yea, I livin' in the hood, straight from the boonies,
It's great be an American and free,
Though I'm mixed in good with all the town loonies,
They'll never take the country out of me,

Yea, I moved into town to live like a city slicker,
And I'm doin' the best that I can...
I can drive by Churchill Downs and hear the horses nicker,
I'm just a country boy with a city slicker plan,
I can drive by Churchill Downs and hear the horses nicker,
I'm still a country boy, yea, that's who I am,
Though a country boy has a head a bit thicker,
City life is not so hard to understand.

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  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:40:00 PM
    this is a tour de force, a real humorous piece and the rhythm is great you never miss.

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:33:00 PM
    How fun is this one, Lawrence! Can imagine someone singing it at the Grand Ole' Opera!! I hope you have sucess finding someone to submit your songs to, who will sing them and do them justice!! Keep up the good work, you ole country boy!! ~ :) Carrie

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:26:00 PM
    Lawrence - I grew up in the Country - Moved to the City - Got caught up in games you just can't win - Spent many years locked in the pen - Back out here on the edge of a little Nor-Cal town country boy again - Hope your lucks better than mine - Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:13:00 PM
    Nice poem Lawrence, love the imagery...Raul