TOBY KEITH lyrics - Honkytonk U

TOBY KEITH
"Honkytonk U"
(Toby Keith)

My grandmother owned a nightclub
On the Arkansas-Oklahoma line
Momma put me on a greyhound
And I went to stay with her in the summertime

I'd box up those empty long necks
And stack 'em in the back and make a hand
Then at night she'd let me sneak out of the kitchen
And sit in with the band

Yes I have sacked some quarterbacks
And broke my share of bones along the way
I knew it wouldn't last forever
Semi-pro always means semi-paid

I started climbin' drillin' rig
I'm oil field trash and proud as I can be
Then I took my songs and guitar
And sang 'em to a man from Tennessee

I've played every beer joint tavern
From New York City out to Pasadena
Every corn dog fair and rodeo
And sold out every basketball arena

I like to get down with my boys
In Afghanistan and Baghdad City too
I am a red, white and blue blood
Graduate of honkytonk u

A star can't burn forever
And the brightest ones will someday lose their shine
But the glass won't ever be
Half empty in my optimistic mind

And I'll still have a song to sing
And a band to turn it up and play it loud
As long as there's a bar room
With a corner stage and a honkytonk crowd

I've played every beer joint tavern
From New York City out to Pasadena
Every corn dog fair and rodeo
And sold out every basketball arena

I like to get down with my boys
In Afghanistan and Baghdad City too
Son I'm a red, white and blue blood
Graduate of honkytonk u

That's right a red, white and blue blood
Graduate of honkytonk u