amarillo highway lyrics – robert earl keen

i’m a high straight in plainview
a side bet in idalou
an’ a fresh deck in mobile
yeah some call me high handed
some call me low handed
but i’m holdin’ what i am the wheel

’cause i’m panhandlin’ manhandlin’
post holin’ hugh rollin’ dust bowlin’ daddy
i ain’t got no blood in my veins
i just got them four lanes
of hard amarillo highway

i don’t wear no stetson
but i’m willin’ to bet son
that i’m as big a texan as you are
there’s a girl in her bare feet
asleep on the back seat
and the trunk’s full of pearl beer and lone star


gonna hop outta bed
pop a pill in my head
bust a hub for the golden spread
under blue skies
gonna stuff my hide
behind some power glide
get some southern fried back in my hide


as close as i’ll ever get to heaven
is makin’ speed up old eighty-seven
of that hard amarillo highway

/ robert earl keen lyrics