I Ain't Living Long Like This - Emmylou Harris

I ain?t living long like this

Rodney crowell
You looked for trouble and you 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 track
They got ?em all in the jailhouse, ain?t they 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
Can?t sleep at all in the jailhouse, baby
I ain?t living long like this

You live for angel, she?s a roadhouse queen
Make 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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