I bought this rhinestone suit in California
These boots came all the way from Mexico
This Cadillac ain't nothin' son you ought to see the Greyhound
I bought to take my band from show to show
Seen my face a thousand times on TV and heard me on your local radio
And in your eyes I see the admiration there for me
But son there's something that you ought to know

Well I've got to take a drink to keep from shakin'
Motel rooms ain't nothing like a home
Money can't make love grow any stronger when you leave your woman home alone
She can't raise the children with no daddy
She can't love a man that's always gone
It takes a whole lot more than pride to keep your feelings locked inside
While you sing another pretty country song

It's true I took some pills to stay awake son
And this diamond ring I wear is just for show
I've got a little cabin in the country
When I'm not on the road that's where I go
Try and put my feelings down on paper
Right or wrong the show has to go on
I can cry down deep inside and keep on smilin'
While I sing another pretty country song
But I've got to take a drink to keep from shakin'




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