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Best Song referring to or about Texas

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  1. DCkid

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    Having trouble thinking of many good ones. I assume most songs about Texas are cheesy pop-country or un-listenable modern rap. Got to be some good outlaw country or old blues songs about Texas, but they are escaping me at the moment.

    Eh, here's one.

     
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    Texas Moon by the church

    One more day, I may forget my reason
    Some would say we bathed like a harpoon
    Followed politely south, it feels like treason
    Live out my days beneath the Texas moon

    Started out a cardshark in Palm City
    Playing for another tablespoon
    Lost my fancy vest and both my kidneys
    Two red jacks and one red Texas moon

    I met a bunch of fools in Oklahoma
    Their leader was a loathsome old baboon
    He had those rascals hooked on homemade soma
    Hooked on that, yeah, and the Texas moon

    He knew a house that opened up in Dallas
    I'll stick it in her darkened, sweetened room
    She said, "I pray you can't accept that fallacy"
    "But lie down here and feel the Texas moon"

    Crying is no substitute for laughter
    I would have felt, but now I'm feeling used
    I'm hellbent for the here and everafter
    Cold white fire like the Texas moon

    And I expect to find life there unpleasant
    My exit will be most inopportune
    I'm leaving while I can see this crescent
    The crescent of the ghostly Texas moon


    It can't be any hotter than this jail
    It can't be any colder than this mood
    It can't be any deader than a doornail
    Or half as live as the Texas moon

    Mother, send no flowers for my passing
    Surely life is just one long lampoon
    Brother, end your vigilance and your fasting
    I'm going down beneath the Texas moon
     
  4. jo mama

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    surprised this one hasnt come up yet...

     
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    Another week in the drivers seat
    With your feet up on the dashboard
    Rain it kept a steady beat
    As I watch you dream of Houston
    How you're never going back
    Yes sir that's a fact
    As you wave your cowboy hat
    And sang the Yellow Rose of Texas
    Just trying to make high ground
    Has kept us on the run
    There's no crime in toeing the line
    Because vultures aren't on us baby
    And we're gonna walk in the sun
    I might dream about Houston
    But Houston don't dream about me
    If I can keep it between the lines
    Who knows what will be
    Loose change days and motel nights
    Day old coffee dollar post cards
    State troopers flashing lights
    As we listen to the thunder
    As we talked about our past
    So we see our coming future
    You tell me you know love can last
    While staring out the window
    Just lookin' for
    A place to hide
    A place to ease our minds
    A place away from yesterday
    Close to tomorrow
    Away from the sorrows
    Of living other people's time
     
  6. Killatron 2000

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    Houston - written by Lee Hazlewood performed by Dean Martin and also the Hates.
     
  7. Joshfast

    Joshfast "We're all gonna die" - Billy Sole
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    Bales of Cocaine

    Well, I was workin' on my farm 'bout 1982
    Pullin' up some corn and a little carrot, too
    When two low-flying airplanes, 'bout a hundred feet high
    Dropped a bunch o' bales o' somethin', some hit me in the eye...

    So I cut a bale open, and man was I surprised
    Bunch o' large sized baggies, with big white rocks inside
    So I took a little sample to my crazy brother Joe
    He sniffed it up and kicked his heels, said, "Horton, that's some blow!"

    Bales of cocaine, fallin' from low-flyin' planes
    I don't know who done dropped 'em but I thank 'em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin' like the pouring rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin' plane

    So I loaded up them bales in my pick-em-up truck
    Headed west for Dallas, where I would try my luck
    I didn't have a notion if I could sell 'em there
    But, thirty minutes later, I was a millionaire ...

    Bales of cocaine, fallin' from low-flyin' planes
    I don't know who done dropped 'em but I thank 'em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin' like the pouring rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin' plane

    And now I am a rich man, but I'm still a farmer, too
    But I sold my farm in Texas, bought a farm down in Peru
    And when get so homesick, I think I'm goin' insane
    I travel back to Texas in a low-flyin' plane ...

    Bales of cocaine, fallin' from low-flyin' planes
    I don't know who done dropped 'em but I thank 'em just the same
    Bales of cocaine, fallin' like the pouring rain
    My life changed completely by the low-flyin' plane


    Not about Texas per se, but being in a full-blown Texas Psychobilly freakout:

     
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    I like Luke Combs version better.
     
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    Try on machina II

    Not try try try on machina I. Different cuts
     
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    Pretty much any song from this album, including this one that sounds suspiciously like another song on the same subject that came a couple of decades later.

     
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    Ok, the song doesn't actually say Texas in it, BUT everyone knows Money was thinking of Texas when he sang "Paradise"... Htown,Texas to be more unambiguous... :cool:

    Nice thread Mr. Buckle..;)

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    Not saying it's the best, but it was a touching tribute.

     
  19. Roscoe Arbuckle

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    Corpus Christi?
     
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