Readin', Rightin', Rt. 23 1987 Dwight Yoakam

TrekReadin', Rightin', Rt. 23

Artis: Dwight Yoakam

Album: Hillbilly Deluxe

Waktu rilis: 14-04-1987

 

Readin', Rightin', Rt. 23 (LP Version) - Dwight Yoakam

They learned readin', rightin', Route 23

 

To the jobs that lay waiting in those cities' factories

 

They didn't know that old highway

Could lead them to a world of misery

 

Have you ever been down Kentucky-way

Say south of Prestonburg

 

Have you ever been up in a holler

Have you ever heard

A mountain man cough his life away

From diggin' that black coal in those dark mines, those dark mines

If you had you might just understand

The reason that they left is all behind

Chorus:

They learned readin', rightin', Route 23

 

To the jobs that lay waiting in those cities' factories

 

They learned readin', rightin', roads to the north

 

To the luxury and comfort a coal line can't afford

 

They thought readin', rightin', Route 23

Would take them to the good life that they had never seen

They didn't know that old highway

Could lead them to a world of misery

Have you ever seen 'em put the kids in the car after work on Friday night

Pull up in a holler about 2 a.m. and see a light still shinin' bright

Those mountain folks sat up that late

Just to hold those little grandkids in their arms, in their arms

 

And I'm proud to say that I've been blessed

And touched by their sweet hillbilly charm

 

Chorus:

They learned readin', rightin', Route 23

 

To the jobs that lay waiting in those cities' factories

They learned readin', rightin', roads to the north

To the luxury and comfort a coal line can't afford

 

They thought readin', rightin', Route 23

 

Would take them to the good life that they had never seen

They didn't know that old highway

 

Could lead them to a world of misery

 

Yeah, it turns out that that old highway, leads you to a world of misery

 

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