I Ain't Living Long Like This

- Rodney Crowell
Released: 1977 Genres: Country
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Lyric "I Ain't Living Long Like This"

I looked for trouble and I found it, son
Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun
You'd try to run but you don't think you can
You make one move and you're dead man, friend
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby

He slipped the handcuffs on behind my back
Then he left me freezing on a steel rail rack
Can't sleep at all in the jailhouse, baby
I ain't living long like this

Grew up in Houston off of Wayside Drive
Son of a car hop in some all night dive
Dad drove a stock car to an early death
All I remember was a drunk man's breath
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby

We know the story how the wheel goes round
Don't let 'em take you to the man downtown
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, ain't they baby
I ain't living long like this

I live with Angel, she's a roadhouse queen
Makes Texas Ruby look like Sandra Dee
You want to love her but you don't know how
You're at the bottom of the jailhouse now
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby

You know the story 'bout the jailhouse rock
Go on and do it, but just don't get caught
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, ain't they baby
I ain't living long like this

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Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt. He has also written songs and produced for other artists